Melissa Mellon, LMFT

(she/her)
Preferred Name: Melissa

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

Deciding to begin the therapy process is an important and life-changing decision. Life can bring so many beautiful and challenging experiences and opportunities. As a therapist in Orange County, CA, I believe that each of us has the knowledge and ability to create the life that we desire. Sometimes we just need some support and guidance in that process. Also, I know therapy can be uncomfortable and awkward at first. As a therapist, I respect how vulnerable and humbling it can be to take the necessary steps toward therapy. As a result, I strive to offer a comfortable and safe space to help you define your own goals. We will work collaboratively together to reach your goals, but you will always be the driver. Some therapists in Orange County will simply sit and listen to you. But, I am not one of those therapists. I will listen and support you AND I will challenge you to work towards building a life that lights you up. We will laugh, cry, and have fun together, all while getting the tough work done! I offer the experience, knowledge, and skills to help you work through whatever issues are getting in your way. Whether they be stress, life changes, family conflict, depression, anxiety, or trauma. In my work with children and families, I believe that whether your family has been created through birth, foster, or adoption, developing attachment, connection, and unconditional love is paramount to creating a healthy and loving home. I work closely with children, teens, and caregivers to develop communication skills and interactions that make the home safe and comfortable for all. I understand how important it is to feel comfortable and compatible with your therapist in Orange County. Feel free to contact me for a consultation to see if I would be a good fit for your therapy journey. I look forward to speaking with you! A little about me: I adopted by daughter through a Kinship Foster placement when she was 2 years old. I love dogs (and have 3 of them in fact and therefore a pretty loud home), reading novels, listening to lots of nerdy podcasts and audio books, Disneyland, am rather high maintenance with my coffee, love a good Netflix binge watching weekend, and run on sentences.

Education & Experience

M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

CAMFT

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • BIPOC
  • Couples
  • Families
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna