Mental Health Counselor / Therapist in Kentfield, CA

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Melissa Lapides, MA, LMFT

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Melissa Lapides, LMFT
Center for Transformation and Growth
With empathy and compassion, I will collaborate with my clients to achieve more well being. Life is full of times where we may feel unsure and lack direction or purpose. Sometimes relationships and family get complicated. At times we can question life's purpose or wonder if we are doing things "right". Sometimes all the emotions we have may feel confusing and need some sorting out. I like to support my clients to better understand themselves and feel more confident.
I have worked extensively with individuals, couples, families and children in both private practice and school settings. I especially enjoy helping individuals find more harmony amongst their partners, children and in themselves.
Besides offering traditional individual, couples or children's therapy, I have created a unique program for families in which I see families partly in the office and partly in the home to get a real sense of you families needs.
California Institute of Integral Studies Graduate School
Certification in pre/postnatal counseling
Certified in postpartum depression counseling
Through my own process of healing, I am devoted to practicing in an integrative, holistic approach. I have graduated with my Masters in Integral Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Through graduate school professors, spiritual teachers, counselors and my own experience I have learned that no two people have the same healing process to go through. I honor your individual process by being completely present and attuned to what you are experiencing.
I have special expertise in working with families. As a pervious counselor in elementary school, I have learned that working with children is only a small part of seeing change in a family. I am a firm believer that working with parents is the most effective way to help heal what is going on in a family system. My extensive studying and training in parenting and my own experience as a mother of three deeply informs my work.
Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Therapy  Hypnotherapy
 Adolescents  Learning Disabilities
 Anger Management  Life Transitions
 Anxiety and Panic  Loneliness
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Marriage & Family Therapy
 Body Image Issues  Marriage Counseling
 Caregiver Issues  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Children's Counseling  Online / Teletherapy
 Chronic Illness  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Couples  Relationship Issues
 Depression  Self-Esteem Issues
 Divorce  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Eating Disorders  Stress Management
 Gifted / Talented Issues  Trauma and PTSD
 Grief and Loss  Women's Issues
 Group Therapy  Work and Career Issues
 Certified Family Therapist  Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
1010 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
Suite 204