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Melody Maldonado
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, MA
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Melody Maldonado

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, MA (she, they)

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Oakland, CA 94619
Let's Connect (510) 930-3544
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It can be exhausting and isolating to feel trapped in our own thoughts and emotions, and more often than not, the result is blaming, shaming and judging ourselves. You deserve to have a safe enough space to let it all out and explore what core experience(s) have made it feel like this is what you deserve. Whether your goals in therapy are to start exploring your intergenerational family history, talking about what you've been through in your own life, or learning new ways to cope, you deserve a therapist that is going to meet you where you're at - without judgment or expectation.
I utilize an integrated, culturally-aware and dynamic approach to support you by incorporating mindfulness, trauma-informed and humanistic perspectives. I have over a decade of experience working in inpatient, community-based, residential and outpatient treatment programs working with individuals yearning to better connect with themselves and others.
I'm here to walk the path with you, alongside you, not as an all-knowing expert or authority. You are capable of your own healing by tapping into your innate wisdom and lived experience. I aim to foster a curiosity to collaborate in accessing your own answers, to nurture a sacred space for you to hear yourself more clearly.
Call or Melody Maldonado now for a free 15 minute consultation - (510) 930-3544

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Oakland, CA 94619

(510) 930-3544
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, LGBTQ+ and Mood Disorders 
$180 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and groups  
Let's Connect (510) 930-3544
Photo of Melody Maldonado, AMFT, MA, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

My Practice at a Glance

Available online only

Oakland, CA 94619

(510) 930-3544
I specialize in Trauma and PTSD, LGBTQ+ and Mood Disorders 
$180 Per Session  
I see individuals, couples and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $180
  • Couple Sessions $200
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Venmo, Visa

Insurance

  • Out of Network
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (510) 930-3544
Photo of Melody Maldonado, AMFT, MA, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Melody Maldonado
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, MA
Check fees and, if listed, ask to verify your insurance coverage. or (510) 930-3544
Photo of Melody Maldonado, AMFT, MA, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Melody Maldonado
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, MA

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Prelicense by State of California / AMFT 127051 Supervised by Karen Stewart (California / LCSW 103337) Melody Maldonado
  • Membership with California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists 10007362 / 2020
  • Attended Pepperdine University, MA in Clinical Psychology, Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (510) 930-3544
Photo of Melody Maldonado, AMFT, MA, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Melody Maldonado
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, MA
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (510) 930-3544
Photo of Melody Maldonado, AMFT, MA, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Melody Maldonado
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, MA

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Trauma and PTSD
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mood Disorders

Expertise

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Body Positivity
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Lesbian
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (510) 930-3544
Photo of Melody Maldonado, AMFT, MA, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Melody Maldonado
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, MA
Do these issues align with your needs? or (510) 930-3544
Photo of Melody Maldonado, AMFT, MA, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Melody Maldonado
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, MA

Client Focus

Age

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

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Other Racial or Ethnic Background

I also speak

Farsi

Age

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

Participants

Individuals
Couples
Group

Communities

Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Intersex Allied
Lesbian Allied
Non-Binary Allied
Queer Allied
Racial Justice Allied
Sex Worker Allied
Transgender Allied

Ethnicity

Other Racial or Ethnic Background

I also speak

Farsi

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Expressive Arts
  • Feminist
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
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EMDR trained and trauma-informed - I aim to develop a course of therapy that fits you, because therapy is not one-size-fits-all by any means. I integrate a collection of my knowledge, training and experience with your needs and wants as we start this path of self-actualization and reckoning together.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 930-3544
Photo of Melody Maldonado, AMFT, MA, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Melody Maldonado
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, MA
"
EMDR trained and trauma-informed - I aim to develop a course of therapy that fits you, because therapy is not one-size-fits-all by any means. I integrate a collection of my knowledge, training and experience with your needs and wants as we start this path of self-actualization and reckoning together.
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (510) 930-3544
Photo of Melody Maldonado, AMFT, MA, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Melody Maldonado
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, MA

Location

Primary Location

Oakland, CA 94619

(510) 930-3544
Call for a free consultation now - (510) 930-3544
Photo of Melody Maldonado, AMFT, MA, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Melody Maldonado
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, MA
Call for a free consultation now - (510) 930-3544
Photo of Melody Maldonado, AMFT, MA, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Melody Maldonado
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, AMFT, MA