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Melissa Nefalar

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Current Availability:

Daytime telehealth or in person visits typically between 9am-2pm, other options may be available.

Melissa Nefalar remote and phone therapy in CaliforniaMelissa Nefalar remote and phone therapy in California
Provides therapy in California

About Me:

  • My clients describe me as:

    a healer who invites a safe space for processing or a great sounding board for the thoughts and feelings swirling around in your mind.

  • Something to know about my approach is:

    I'm process-oriented, and enjoy when issues come up organically. We have a framework of goals of our work together but I enjoy to allow the time and space for issues to come up and address them as they come up.

  • Together, we will:

    make strides towards body-brain based healing through brainspotting, mindfulness, narrative, and other modalities. I offer a corrective emotional experience to those who have had attachment or other relationship struggles.

  • I specialize in working with people who:

    are ready to do the work on their healing and have awareness that healing is not a straight path, but a winding road where a client can learn more about themselves on their journey towards healing.

  • I became a therapist because:

    I'm invested in uncovering issues with relationships with self or others and the reactions and behavior impeding growth.

  • Something that stands out about where I offer therapy is:

    I'm an Asian American (2nd gen Filipino) therapist who can relate to the unique struggles that marginalized groups face & I offer growth and healing.

  • More about me and my practice:

    I'm leaning more these days towards holistic approaches, while staying within my scope of practice exploring the connection between, nutrition, movement, mind, and body.

More Details:

Out-of-Pocket Fees:

$180 - $200

In-Network with:

Aetna, AllSavers UHC, Cigna, Evernorth, Optum Health, TRICARE, UnitedHealthcare, United Healthcare (UMR)

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Years Licensed:


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