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
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I have extensive experience working with individuals to address anxiety disorders, mood disorders, adjustment issues, grief & loss, body image concerns, social stigma, and relationship problems. I specialize in working with adults with chronic health conditions, with a special focus on autoimmune disorders such as alopecia and Multiple Sclerosis. My therapeutic approach is client-centered and integrative, and I combine a biopsychosocial perspective with various evidence based practices.
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 differences.
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
Prices & Payments
|Initial Intake: First Session||$170||75 minutes|
|Individual Therapy||$150||50 minutes|
|Individual Therapy - Adjusted Rate||$100||50 minutes|
|Professional Consultation||$170||60 minutes|