Melissa Walter

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, ATR

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(408) 414-6394

Melissa Walter

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, ATR

She/Her/Hers


Location

Offers online therapy

San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 414-6394

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I strive to provide clients of diverse backgrounds with a therapy experience that is authentic, relaxing and a place for human connection free of judgment. My hope is my client will recognize their strengths and be an active participant in their journey towards peace. I have extensive experience and knowledge supporting children and young adults who are severely impacted by autism (in-home early intervention, school/community based and expressive art workshops) and the challenges that impact the entire family. I have also provided Art Therapy to children and young adults in a hospital setting.
In our sessions, I use traditional talk therapy along with Expressive Ars Therapy. Being a witness to the art-making process and how art can connect our emotions to ourselves, can be powerful and transformative.
Feel free to contact me to set up a free phone consultation before we begin treatment. “Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you've got a big heart and aren't afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength." -Brigitte Nicole

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $120
Pay By: Cash, Check

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 4 Years
  • School: Notre Dame de Namur University
  • Year Graduated: 2017
  • Supervisor: Maritza Henry, LMFT
  • Supervisor License: California / MFC 38496

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Art Therapy Credentials Board / ATR-P #18-006
  • Certificate Date: 2017
  • Certificate: CAMFT / 111946
  • Certificate Date: 2017

Location

San Jose, CA 95128
(408) 414-6394
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Child
  • Autism
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sibling Support, Pediatric Art Therapy
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Black and African American and Hispanic and Latino
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • DIR/Floortime
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Expressive Arts
  • Inclusion Play Groups
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 23 Oct 2021
Melissa Walter, MA, AMFT, ATR, Marriage & Family Therapist Associate in San Jose
Melissa Walter

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT, ATR