Dr. Melissa Matos
Areas of Focus
- Body Image
- Caregiver Support
- College/Work Stress
- Health & Wellness
- Law Enforcement/Military
- Memory Concerns
- Seniors (65+)
- Stress Management
- Terminal Illness
- Women (Gender-Specific Care)
- Young Adult
License No. and State:
I specialize in working with individuals with chronic illness/disabilities who may identify from diverse backgrounds and life experiences. My specialty areas include autoimmune disorders (e.g. alopecia, multiple sclerosis) and physical disabilities, and I am a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist (MSCS).
I am committed to inclusivity and disability advocacy and use affirmative principles that focus on strength and resilience to help individuals feel confident and empowered by their diverse identities. I am currently accepting new patients for telehealth psychotherapy.
I am currently accepting new patients for telehealth psychotherapy.
Contact me to set up a free 15-minute consultation.
My training background and experience has focused on treating psychological conditions in individuals with chronic health issues. I have trained across various community and medical settings such as primary care, physical medicine & rehabilitation, oncology and skilled nursing facilities. I have advanced training working with apparent and non-apparent disabilities including spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, sensory loss (vision and hearing), and acquired brain injuries. I have also have experience performing preoperative psychological evaluations for liver transplant candidates.
I’m trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I).
- Predoctoral Internship:
Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System
- Postdoctoral Fellowship:
Long Beach VA Healthcare System (Rehabilitation Psychology emphasis)
- Alliant International University - Ph.D., Clinical Psychology
- Chapman University - M.A., Psychology (Marriage & Family Therapy emphasis)
- California State University, Fullerton - B.A., Psychology
- Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers - Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist (MSCS)
Prices & Payments
|Initial Intake: First Session||$170||75 minutes|
|Individual Therapy||$150||50 minutes|
|Individual Therapy - Adjusted Rate||$105||50 minutes|
|Professional Consultation||$170||60 minutes|