Melissa Villamejor

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

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About Melissa

As both a therapist and a mother, I understand the complexities and overwhelming feelings that can come with parenthood. Oftentimes it can be difficult to put ourselves first without feeling guilt or shame. I understand, however, the sacredness of everyone’s unique journey and I believe that by taking time to tend to ourselves, it only allows us to love and serve those around us better. 

 

I believe at our core that we are all capable of living as our most authentic selves. I aim to create a nurturing environment to work alongside you and remind you of who that authentic person is. I work from a warm, accepting, and person-centered approach, where you can bring all of who you are to feel seen, heard, and valued.

 

With over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families in the fields of education and mental health, I draw from my diverse experiences when working with clients. Being a second generation Asian American woman, I understand the stigma that mental health can hold in communities of color. I know, however, from firsthand experience the effectiveness that therapy can have as a healing tool when we embrace vulnerability and share our challenges. In our work together, I aim to create a safe space where our emotions can be normalized and our healing journey can begin.

 

Areas of Focus:

Children, Adolescents, and Attachment

Family Systems and Relationships

Anxiety and Depression

Life Transitions

Cultural Humility and Sensitivity

 

I received a BA in Liberal Studies from San Francisco State University in 2008, and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in 2018.

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #104927; Supervised by Jessica Sorci, LMFT #53881