Dr. Melanie Harrington


About Me

I provide nonjudgmental, deep listening to my clients to permit them to explore their own thoughts and feelings, and give targeted feedback to improve insight and well-being.

I am licensed in California, and have had my PhD since 1995. I have been doing psychotherapy for 4.5 years, and have been licensed for two. I have worked successfully as a trial consultant, in aging and elder care, and as a psychotherapist to incarcerated men seeking to understand their pasts. I have helped clients with stress, anxiety, depression, and life changes, as well as with navigating challenges of living and being self-aware. I also have worked in business leadership and am trained in professional coaching.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Grief , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Family of Origin Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


CA Psychologist 31833


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Melanie Harrington. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by L.I. on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I have tried a few different therapists over the years on and off of this platform. I never clicked with any of them or felt like they had any valuable insight to offer me until I spoke with Dr Harrington. She not only knows her stuff when it comes to the way the brain works scientifically and psychologically, but I can tell that she really cares. She makes observations that I never thought of and asks the right questions to get me looking at things through a different lens. After we spoke for the first time I was so excited and told all my friends who had encouraged me to keep trying therapy, that I finally found my therapist

Written by M.A. on Sep 12, 2022 after therapy with Melanie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is like a friend you can talk about all your problems. She makes your mental health a priority and makes you feel safe.

Work with me!