Melissa McManis

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Inc

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed
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(916) 461-8755

Melissa McManis

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Inc

Verified by Psychology Today
3 Endorsed

Location

Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(916) 461-8755
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

About

I have had the opportunity to work with people from many diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and perspectives. Many of us, including myself, have embarked on a self healing journey. You may be longing to understand how to prioritize your need for connection and obtaining more joy out of life. I can be a supportive guide while helping you navigate this journey. I am trained in Trauma Focused CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, a Somatic Based Therapy Method and EMDR training. Additionally, I am open and affirming to all people. I will encourage you to teach me how you want to collaborate together.
I specialize in emotional healing, encouraging you to make meaning out of your life, and trauma recovery. Trauma disconnects us and recovery involves reconnection emotionally and physically. If needed, I can help guide you in navigating emotional connection and intimacy in adult relationships through learning about core erotic desires and attachment.
You are not alone, so many of us are just doing the best we can. Past upsetting events can dampen your ability to be fully present now. All emotions and behaviors serve a purpose. Change takes courage. I can teach you healthier coping skills. I can work with you to help you connect more fully with yourself and others through more adaptive coping skills.
Melissa McManis
“Have you been feeling overwhelmed lately? Are you feeling worried and anxious? I specialize in anxiety management, 15 years experience.”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Kaiser (Out-of-Network)
  • Optum
  • Sutter
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Kaiser, UHC, UBH, Optum in network. Accept OON/Superbilling
Email me or call (916) 461-8755 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 16 Years
  • License: California / LCSW 26605
  • School: University of Minnesota
  • Year Graduated: 2005
Trauma informed therapist. In 2021, trained w/Somatica to help individuals learn how to interact intimately. 2022 training EMDR of S. CA

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: LCSW 26605 Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Membership: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists / 10011296
  • Member Since: 2022

Endorsements

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
"Melissa is a warm, highly skilled, and caring therapist. Would recommend."

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"Melissa is a wonderful colleague and friend. She's committed to learning her own personal growth, which helps her be a better therapist."

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR-BC
"Melissa is a compassionate and experienced therapist, she will listen intently to help you solve problems and find the kind of growth you need on your path to healing!"

Location

Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(916) 461-8755
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • Depression
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Last Modified: 29 Sep 2022
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Melissa McManis

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, Inc