Melissa Felix, MFT

Online Therapy

About Me

I love being a therapist. It’s what I do and I who I am. I leave sessions most days feeling a deep sense of gratitude and joy for the people I’ve encountered and who have entrusted me with their deepest thoughts, feelings, experiences, and desires. My husband likes to joke that if I really loved my job I’d do it for free… it’s at that point where I have to remind him of the fact that we have bills and ever growing children, so…no. However, if I could provide therapy for free I really would! I believe there is goodness in the great majority of people and that we can live happier and healthier lives if we put our energy into it. Sometimes, however, life can throw out some hefty kicks and we need guidance, and that’s where I come in. My goal is to collaborate with you towards meeting YOUR goals and help you live the life YOU want without any judgment, just positive encouragement and sometimes a few gentle (or sometimes not so gentle) nudges. My Expertise My specialty and greatest love is helping individuals who have experienced trauma. I have experience working with and helping heal trauma from individuals of all ages. I also love working with those who are experiencing depression, anxiety, those are are skeptics of therapy, and overwhelmed parents. For your safety and convenience, I am currently conducting all of my sessions online and have open availability on Tuesday and Thursday. Seeking help is never a sign of weakness, but what can really make a difference is who you seek the help from.

Education & Experience

Major in Cognitive Psychology and minor in Sociology from University of California, Irvine. Master's in Counseling from California State University, Fullerton. Experience working with foster youth, ages 0-18, adults enrolled in the CalWorks program, and current work with both children and adults in a private practice setting. Trained and certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Child Parent Psychotherapy (CPP), trained in Incredible Years (IY) parenting program, and trained in EMDR.

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • Infants/Toddlers (0-3)
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military

Language

  • Spanish