Melissa Innocenzi

LMFT

About Me

Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of clinical experience. I hold a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Texas in art in 1991 as well as a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillip's Graduate Institute (California) in 2008. My post-graduate studies focused on client-centered therapy as well as narrative therapy and grief work. I am currently engaged in additional training on evidence based practices in grief recovery.

I have worked in a private practice and in clinics with clients with a wide range of issues, including; but not limited to grief recovery, relationship problems, anxiety, and depression. I have worked with children, adolescents, couples and adult clients.

It often takes courage to seek therapy. Congratulations on taking the first step. Together we will look for solutions and resources to help you with what you are going through.
My style of therapy is warm, solution-focused and interactive. I am a humanistic therapist who believes that you are the center of therapy. My approach is combine talk therapy with activities you will complete and bring back to therapy to reach your goals in both brief and long term therapy. Of course, if your preference is just talk therapy, we can focus on that solely.

I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Blended Family Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 23

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

CA LMFT 38641


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Melissa Innocenzi. 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 on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Melissa was a wonderful confidant and always made me feel validated and at ease at the end of our sessions. She gave me a lot of tools to help me succeed in my pursuit for better mental health. So thankful for her!

Written on Nov 05, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I always feel supported, never judged, and like I can say anything.

Written on Oct 18, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

She has helped me by leaps and bounds in an honest but caring way. Her insight into my concerns is amazing.

Written on Oct 11, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Melissa is AMAZING! I am so grateful for her and her help. She is a very good listener and she really understands your needs and gives you all the tools and advices you need to overcome issues. She was really supportive in my healing journey and I looked forward to my therapy sessions with her. Thank you for everything Melissa! :)

Written on Sep 28, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 7 months on issues concerning addictions, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Melissa is compassionate, professional and caring. I have brought up a variety of subjects from addiction to parenting to family or origin and have always received intelligent, helpful and timely advice.

Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Understands the situation and gives great advice

Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

Melissa has been a godsend. She was available for me in a time when I really needed support and accountability, and she has provided both. I truly look forward to my conversations with her.

Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Melissa is amazing and gives practical and valuable advice. I am so grateful for her and am thrilled that she is my therapist. It took a lot of searching, but it was worth it.

Written on Aug 22, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Melissa is very attractive and wonderful therapist

Written on Jun 22, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning grief, and intimacy-related issues

Melissa is a thoughtful, compassionate person, and I’m quite glad we connected.

Written on May 30, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and coping with life changes

Melissa Innocenzi listens and offers sound advice.

Written on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Melissa has continued to be instrumental in my personal growth.

Written on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning self esteem, adhd, intimacy-related issues, and addictions

Had several sessions with Melissa where we discussed a number of different issues. Melissa was a great listener and incredibly insightful with advice, recommendations, and support. Through our sessions and my own personal exploration I was able to find the answers I needed, as well as some I didn’t know I needed. Highly recommend her services.

Written on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I had a great experience with Melissa, she was a great listener and really helped me get through some emotions that I was having trouble processing.

Written on Feb 22, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

She is passionate about what she does, and it reflects with the help and communication given. She always encourages me to communicate and be the best person I can be!

Written on Feb 20, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and adhd

Only had two sessions so far, she is helping me through a difficult time and I am really looking forward to continuing to work with her.

Work with me!