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Melissa Houlston
Melissa Houlston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Melissa Houlston

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
6 Endorsed
6117 Brockton Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506
Let's Connect (909) 316-3351
The thought of going to therapy can be overwhelming and scary, but it doesn't have to be. As your therapist, I will hold a safe space for you, free from judgement and provide plenty of support. This will be a place where you can heal from past traumas and/or present issues that are making you feel stuck. I will meet you where you are and only take you where you want to go. I have over eight years of experience in both mental health and hospital settings. I started my career as an ER Social Worker at CHOC and most recently was with the County of Orange providing psychological evaluations for suicidal and homicidal minors.
I am no stranger to crisis and trauma, and can handle raw emotions with the upmost compassion and care. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches and will tailor them to your needs as we work together. My specialties include LEOs, anxiety, depression, addiction, codependency, trauma, crisis resolution, grief, pregnancy/postpartum, and family/relational.
I validate that asking for help is difficult and I thank you in advance for trusting me with your story. Crisis and trauma can often take a toll on your relationships, your own mental health, and your children. Secrets keep us sick, so allow me to provide the safe place for you to finally free yourself from all you have kept hidden.
Call or Melissa Houlston now for a free 15 minute consultation - (909) 316-3351

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

6117 Brockton Avenue

Riverside, CA 92506

(909) 316-3351

8799 Balboa Avenue

San Diego, CA 92123

$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  
Let's Connect (909) 316-3351

My Practice at a Glance

Available both in-person and online

6117 Brockton Avenue

Riverside, CA 92506

(909) 316-3351

8799 Balboa Avenue

San Diego, CA 92123

$150 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals, couples and families  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $150
  • Couple Sessions $150
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa, Zelle

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Holman Group
  • Magellan
  • Optum
  • Oxford
  • TRICARE
  • TriWest
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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I accept various types of insurances. Check out my list!
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (909) 316-3351
Melissa Houlston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
"
I accept various types of insurances. Check out my list!
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (909) 316-3351
Melissa Houlston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of California / 101154 Melissa Houlston
  • Attended USC school of Social Work , LCSW, Graduated 2015
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (909) 316-3351
Melissa Houlston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (909) 316-3351
Melissa Houlston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Specialties and Expertise

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
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My specialties include anxiety, depression, trauma, crisis resolution, grief, codependency, substance abuse, pregnancy/postpartum, and family/relational issues. I also provide care to law enforcement, veterans, and their family members.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (909) 316-3351
Melissa Houlston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
"
My specialties include anxiety, depression, trauma, crisis resolution, grief, codependency, substance abuse, pregnancy/postpartum, and family/relational issues. I also provide care to law enforcement, veterans, and their family members.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (909) 316-3351
Melissa Houlston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

6 Endorsements

Susie VanDyke
Susie VanDyke
Marriage & Family TherapistLMFT
I've had the privilege of observing Melissa work, and her commitment to personalized, client-focused interventions is truly inspiring. Her impact on clients' lives is both profound and positive.
Matthew Paul Paez
Matthew Paul Paez
Pre-Licensed ProfessionalASW
Clients always have incredible things to say about Melissa. She's highly recommended and her clients always walk away feeling much better. I would recommend her to anyone.
Dr. Alan Acre
Dr. Alan Acre
PsychologistPsyD
Melissa is an incredible therapist that knows how to implement her skills in her home life and with patients. She is able to help people achieve their full potential and feel better from the issues that they suffer from. I highly recommend Melissa.
Alicia Rodriguez Marenco
Alicia Rodriguez Marenco
Clinical Social Work/TherapistLCSW
Melissa is a family-oriented kind therapist who listens to your story with great compassion. I highly recommend her.
Sarah Schumacher
Sarah Schumacher
Marriage & Family Therapist
Melissa is an amazing person and clinician. She is very skilled and has life experience to back her skills up. She is easy to work with, understanding, and caring. I highly recommend her.
George Dabdoub
George Dabdoub
PsychologistPsyD
Melissa is one of the best clinicians in the field. She is an expert at helping depressed and anxious people learn how to quickly feel better. Melissa is extremely capable and I highly recommend working with her if she has availability.

Client Focus

Age

Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Veterans

Age

Children (6 to 10)
Preteen
Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Family

Communities

Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Trauma Focused
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I like to ensure that the person feels comfortable and can trust that they will feel better quickly. I also make sure that clients receive evidenced based therapies that are proven to work and work quickly.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (909) 316-3351
Melissa Houlston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
"
I like to ensure that the person feels comfortable and can trust that they will feel better quickly. I also make sure that clients receive evidenced based therapies that are proven to work and work quickly.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (909) 316-3351
Melissa Houlston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Groups

Location

Primary Location

6117 Brockton Avenue

Riverside, CA 92506

(909) 316-3351

Additional Location

8799 Balboa Avenue

San Diego, CA 92123

(909) 316-3351
Call for a free consultation now - (909) 316-3351
Melissa Houlston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Call for a free consultation now - (909) 316-3351
Melissa Houlston
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Last Modified: 7 Feb 2024