Melody Maldonado

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA

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Melody Maldonado

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
1 Endorsed

Location

Couples Healing Center
Oakland, CA 94612
(562) 414-6068
Offers online therapy

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Oakland, CA 94612
(562) 380-0120
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About

I am passionate about providing trauma-informed and dynamic treatment to folx who may feel unwelcome in their communities due to both internal and external perceptions of their identity. My passion is working with queer folx of color to foster a healing and reparative experience to discover and be empowered in your authentic self. Whether you're looking for a space of your own, for you and your partner(s) or chosen family, our work together can allow for deeper understanding, openness and communication.
I utilize an integrated, culturally-aware and dynamic approach to support you by incorporating mindfulness, attachment based and humanistic perspectives. I have years of experience working in inpatient, community-based and addiction treatment centers working with folx 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.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $200+
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Prelicense: California / 127051
  • School: Pepperdine University
  • Supervisor: Liz Wee
  • Supervisor License: California / 106922

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists / 10007362
  • Member Since: 2020

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

Melody Maldonado's Groups

Divorce Support Group

Coping with divorce, no matter what part or stage of the process you're in, can feel isolating and lonely for so many people. I host a weekly online divorce support group where folks can come together to share their divorce-related experiences, process negative emotions, and give and receive support. While the group is primarily focused on experiences around divorce, individuals experiencing or struggling with separations and break-ups are also welcome to the group. The group is open to all genders, sexualities and relationship structures. Connect with me if you're interested in learning more about the group.

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Location

Couples Healing Center
Oakland, CA 94612
(562) 414-6068
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Oakland, CA 94612
(562) 380-0120
Specialties
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • LGBTQ+
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • 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
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused

Links

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Last Modified: 5 Dec 2022
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Melody Maldonado

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA