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Clinical Supervisor/Therapist

Melissa Stander, LMFT

Hi, I'm Melissa!

Like everyone, I have struggled in my life to find my way. My struggles led me to seek help from therapists who showed me how to access my own internal wisdom, calm my own mind and marshal my own resources for healing. I became a therapist so I could help others find their own healing power and be able to live their best lives.

My background as a therapist includes work with children and adolescents on the Autism Spectrum as well as with adult and geriatric individuals dealing with mood dysregulation and life transition issues. I utilize mindfulness practice and Cognitive Behavioral strategies along with Motivational Interviewing to guide clients in building their own toolbox for self care and positive change.

Some of the things I do for fun and relaxation include cooking, gardening, meditation and creating wearable fiber art with silk and wool.


  • Telehealth

  • LA Office

Insurances Accepted:

  • Aetna

  • Anthem Blue Cross

  • Anthem Medi-Cal 

  • Cigna

  • Kaiser

  • MHN

  • Optum/United

  • Most PPO plans as Out-Of-Network


  • Children

  • Adolescents

  • Young Adults and Adults

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Life Transition Issues

  • CBT

  • Somatic Therapy

  • Mindfulness Practice

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • **Not Accepting New Clients**

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