Melissa Sanderson

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS LMFT

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Melissa Sanderson

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS LMFT

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Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 947-0770

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Announcement icon I am currently only accepting telehealth clients, via Zoom; link to be provided upon completion of consent forms received.
I am trained in providing evidence-based treatment for anxiety, depression, mood changes, and other mental health difficulties, including addiction and dual diagnoses and often work w/clients who are struggling in their relationships and dealing with difficult life events. I have a specialization in family mediation, as it pertains to varied nuclear family structures, which may include the family court system. I am passionate about providing a comprehensive, multi-culturally competent, and LGBTQ+ affirming environment. I enjoy working with COUPLES & FAMILIES (high conflict or otherwise), including Discernment Couples Therapy.
When I am not providing therapeutic services, I am a Mom to twins and an author. I consider myself spiritual and non-practicing Jewish, yet culturally competent and experienced in working with clients from a multitude of ethnic, racial, religious backgrounds, including agnostic/athiest.
I work w/adolescents, adults, couples, and families. I draw upon cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), insight development, mindfulness, and primarily utilize a family systems/attachment therapeutic lens, so as to provide a safe and supportive space from an integrative, interpersonal therapeutic approach, tailored to each unique client.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $125
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Venmo
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
  • Out of Network
I am a Kaiser provider, please contact me so that I may open a KP spot for you so that you may request me. Non-KP is cash-pay via VENMO
Email me or call (805) 947-0770 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 3 Years
  • License: California / 120280
  • School: California Lutheran University
  • Year Graduated: 2018
I am passionate about providing a comprehensive, multi-culturally competent, and LGBTQ affirming environment.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: CAMFT / 138493
  • Member Since: 2021

Location

Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 947-0770
Offers online therapy

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Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Conflict
  • Dual Diagnosis
Issues
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Specialization in Family Mediation
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Adlerian
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychobiological Approach Couple Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 27 Sep 2021
Melissa Sanderson, MS LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Simi Valley

Melissa Sanderson

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS LMFT