Melissa Kunimatsu

Psychologist, PhD, LP

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed
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(504) 285-2425 Website

Melissa Kunimatsu

Psychologist, PhD, LP

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

Kunimatsu Psychology, LLC
644 N Carrollton Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 285-2425
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Melissa Kunimatsu is not currently accepting new clients.

About

As a developmental psychologist, my goal is not to "cure" any specific disorder, but rather to promote awareness, understanding, and wellness in my clients as they grow and change. I provide individual psychotherapy for adult clients and family psychotherapy for (pre)adolescent clients (age 11+). My clinical experience covers a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, anger management, aggression, adolescent behavioral issues, peer relationships, and family conflict, and I seek to support clients to better understand the variables contributing to negative emotions or behaviors in order to make meaningful change.
My therapeutic approach is based in cognitive behavioral (CBT) and functional family therapy (FFT), though I also pull from several other types of therapy which are listed in the Treatment Approach section of this page (see below). I'm not currently offering psychological testing and I don't prescribe medications or offer medication management services.
July 2022 Update: I will be accepting new client inquiries for sessions (availability permitting) and waitlist positions beginning in September 2022. Please note that phone consultations for new clients requested before September will be declined and that an initial phone consultation does not guarantee continued therapy services.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $75 - $125
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 5 Years
  • License: Louisiana / 1398
  • School: University of New Orleans
  • Year Graduated: 2013

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
"Melissa possesses a rare combination of immense knowledge, sparkling wit, and generous warmth. Because of these qualities, those she works with receive authentically caring support while being gently challenged and guided through the process of change. ..."

Psychologist, PhD
"Dr. Kunimatsu is a dedicated psychologist who genuinely seeks to improve the lives of others. She is an intellectual who takes time to help clients with problem solving; her approach is based on sound science and techniques. Her down to earth demeanor ..."

Location

Kunimatsu Psychology, LLC
644 N Carrollton Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 285-2425
Ask about video sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Specialties
  • Coping Skills
  • Stress
  • Family Conflict
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Assertiveness
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Burnout
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Developmental
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Functional Family Therapy (FFT)
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Narrative
  • Positive Psychology
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family

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Last Modified: 30 Jun 2022
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Melissa Kunimatsu

Psychologist, PhD, LP