Melissa Nefalar

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT

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(619) 356-3562 Website

Melissa Nefalar

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT


Location

Offers online therapy

680 Old Telegraph Canyon Road
Suite 201
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 356-3562

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Announcement icon I'm open and offering video teletherapy or telephonic therapy sessions. I accept Tricare, Triwest, Cigna, Optum/UHC, or sliding scale.
I believe in working with children, teens, and adults through a combination of guidance and direction. Therapy can involve relieving stress in family relationships and improvement in overall quality of life for those in treatment. A lot of time and energy are spent with all other aspects in life, why wouldn't we invest growth and enrichment with our loved ones?
I am particularly interested in life transitions including, but not limited to perinatal, postpartum, parenting, elderly/aging, premarital, and grief and loss concerns. I also have extensive experience with behavior, mood, or educationally related concerns in children and adolescents.
I typically work using a blend modern and postmodern theories, meaning I work with exploration of society as well as our own personal narratives and experiences.
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Melissa Nefalar
“I work with individuals feeling stressed or overwhelmed, struggling with grief, depression, or anxiety using a modern lens of support.”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $140 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • ACI Specialty Benefits
  • Cigna
  • Lyra Health
  • Optum
  • TRICARE
  • TriWest
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 16 Years
  • Prelicense: California / LMFT53720
  • School: San Diego State University
  • Year Graduated: 2007

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Brainspotting Phase 1
  • Certificate Date: 2020

Location

680 Old Telegraph Canyon Road
Suite 201
Chula Vista, CA 91910
(619) 356-3562
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Brainspotting
  • Brief Strategic
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Collaborative
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Eclectic
  • Existential
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Play Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 22 Sep 2021
Melissa Nefalar, MS, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in Chula Vista
Melissa Nefalar

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT