Dr. Melanie Gonzalez

Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT


Verified by Psychology Today
7 Endorsed
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Dr. Melanie Gonzalez

Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT


Verified by Psychology Today
7 Endorsed


Irvine, CA 92612
(714) 699-2798
Offers online therapy


Pushing through your day, barely able to make it to the end. You may be struggling to manage emotions or thoughts and stuck in how to move forward in your life past a particular event or experience. You may start to think you are the problem, and not understand how you can heal. If you’ve been experiencing overwhelming thoughts and feelings, and are struggling with stress or anxiety...There is hope to escape these feelings and move forward with your life. My clients have reported growth in all ways: emotional, spiritual, and physical. ​Therapy can provide that for you. All you need to do is reach out.
I strive to be culturally inclusive and affirmative in working to create a safe and welcoming environment for you to feel able to express your authentic self with no judgement. With lived personal and professional experiences, you can trust I will "get you" in a way that will promote your healing.
I support individuals struggling with Anxiety or Medical, Emotional, and Physical Trauma, BIPOC individuals navigating minority-stress issues & offering support in processing Racial Trauma; Working with the LGBT+ & Queer & Gender Diverse community and those working through Life Transitions.
Dr. Melanie Gonzalez
“Growth grounded in hope. I offer support and guidance to help you manage life's challenges and struggles. Reach out today.”


  • Session Fee: $190 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Superbill provided to ANY PPO insurance plan to apply for partial reimbursement for out of network benefits. I do not accept any insurance.
Email me or call (714) 699-2798 with questions.


  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • License: California / LMFT116208
Doctorate level therapist with 10 years of clinical experience working across different communities.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy


Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
"Melanie is a kind and successful therapist/educator and supervisor. Systemic thinking and multicultural competency add to her diverse skill set."

Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, CST
"There is a natural warmth to Dr. Melanie which it reflects into her work. She is knowledgeable, professional, trusting and nurturing. I had sent many referrals to her and will continue to do so."

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
"Dr. Melanie Gonzalez is a highly experienced, compassionate, and dedicated therapist. Her years of experience and training are demonstrated in her ability to connect and guide her client's in their growth and healing. I highly recommend Dr. Melanie."

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
"Melanie is a compassionate and caring therapist. She has years of experience working with diverse communities and is very welcoming . I highly recommend her."

Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
"Melanie is an incredibly compassionate and caring clinician. Anyone would be lucky to have her as their therapist. She is highly skilled and creative as a clinician."

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"Dr. Melanie Gonzalez is very knowledgeable, kind and caring. She goes above and beyond to provide excellent Mental Health services to her patients and their families. I highly recommend her for your counseling needs."

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
"Melanie is a caring, intelligent, and warm therapist with a ton of experience. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is seeking to feel validated and work through tough issues."


Irvine, CA 92612
(714) 699-2798
Offers online therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • LGBTQ+
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
  • Adults
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Gottman Method
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals


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Last Modified: 27 Jan 2023
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Dr. Melanie Gonzalez

Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT