Dr. Melissa Baker Jones

(PsyD, LMFT)

About Me

Welcome! I'm Dr. Jones. I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 10 years of experience providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families. If you're new to therapy, and even if you're not, meeting with a therapist to discuss your personal life issues can feel a bit overwhelming and scary. You are free to choose how much or how little you reveal about yourself. Of course, the more you're willing to share, the better I will be able to provide insight and help. The ball is always in your court, however. I approach therapy with respect, compassion, and sensitivity to your needs.

I work in private practice and outpatient settings to help clients with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, family conflicts, grief and loss, anger, career difficulties, and confidence issues. I will work with you to meet your unique and specific goals. My therapeutic approach is integrative. I incorporate my skills in humanistic and existential therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and family systems therapy to tailor our session to your specific needs. I will also utilize narrative and solution-focused techniques in therapy, if they're a good fit.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I will walk with you, support you, and empower you. Let's get started.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat


LMFT #51801 (Expires: 2022-04-30)


Written by A.S. on Sep 03, 2019 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Dr. Baker Jones is awesome. She takes the time to actually read through the words you say and responds to everything you bring up. It's obvious she cares about her work, and she has a level of professionalism that doesn't feel cold. Rather it just makes you feel safe because you feel she is qualified. I am grateful to have been paired with Dr. Baker Jones.

Written by S.H. on Mar 02, 2018 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

It has been a pleasure working with Dr. Jones. I tried a different counselor when I first signed up and was slightly discouraged as it wasn't a good fit. However, after being paired up with Dr. Jones I would absolutely recommend this type of therapy interaction to others. Dr. Jones is extremely supportive and thoughtful in her responses and I appreciate all of the detail she puts in to our conversations.