Clinical Social Worker / Therapist in Pasadena, CA
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Jackie Meltz, PsyD, LCSW
Jackie Meltz, Psy.D., LCSW
547 S. Marengo Av   
PasadenaCA 91101
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Practice Information
I’m a trained psychotherapist with 15+ years experience working with adults and adolescents. I specialize in treating trauma, anxiety, OCD, depression, self-sabotaging behaviors, and relationship problems. I integrate various treatment approaches and theories in my work with clients, including somatic experiencing, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, attachment theory, spirituality, and buddhist meditation.

I work in an empathic and supportive environment, helping clients to rapidly get to the core issues which keep them stuck in their lives, unhappy in relationships, or chronically depressed, angry, or anxious. Almost always, what creates suffering is the avoidance of painful feelings and/or experiences. When we avoid these painful feelings, we become more anxious, more depressed, or more angry. This leads to a vicious cycle of problems within ourselves (i.e, depression) or in relationships, which cause us even more suffering. By bringing to the surface the deep and buried, often complex, underlying thoughts, emotions, and experiences and working them through (feeling them in the body, understanding their source), this frees them up. And the unwanted feelings (anxiety, depression) or behavior melt away on their own. This then allows us to be more connected to both ourselves and others, to have more intimacy in our relationships and to feel more fulfilled in general. Using this approach, significant and lasting change can happen rather quickly, much quicker than most other therapies out there. And because these changes occur at a deep level, they tend to be lasting.

Practice Areas/Issues Treated
 Anger Management
 Anxiety and Panic
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)
 Asperger's Syndrome
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
 Bicultural Difficulties
 Body Image Issues
 Caregiver Issues
 Children's Counseling
 Chronic Illness
 Coronavirus/COVID-19 Issues
 Domestic Violence
 Eating Disorders
 Educational Therapy
 Gay or Lesbian Issues
 Gender Identity / Transgenderism
 Gifted / Talented Issues
 Grief and Loss
 Group Therapy
 Herpes and STD Counseling
 Learning Disabilities
 Life and Wellness Coaching
 Life Transitions
 Marriage & Family Therapy
 Marriage Counseling
 Men's Issues
 Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing
 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Online / Teletherapy
 Pet Therapy
 Play Therapy
 Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Premarital Counseling
 Problem Gambling
 Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Relationship Issues
 Religious Counseling
 Self-Esteem Issues
 Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Sexual Dysfunction
 Stress Management
 Trauma and PTSD
 Women's Issues
 Work and Career Issues
 Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
License Info
LCS 19132
Education and License

PsyD in Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Masters in Social Work, California State University Long Beach
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, License #19132

Clinical Experience and Training

Trained in Somatic Experiencing (for shock and developmental trauma)

Extensive Training (8+ years) in Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy, an emotion-focused psychodynamic therapy

Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS) — Psychoanalytic Therapy Training

UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI) – Psychodynamic Couples Therapy Training Program

UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute (NPI) – Human Sexuality and Sex Therapy Training Program

Certified in Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

Certified in Conflict Resolution/Mediation

Certified in Crisis/Hostage Negotiation through the LA County Sheriff Dept.
Payments Accepted
Paypal, cash, check
Weekdays, evenings, and saturdays
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