Melanie Chinchilla

Clinical Psychologist

Melanie Chinchilla

Clinical Psychologist

Professions: Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Lyra Health
Fees: For your convenience, we accept cash, checks, and can also process debit and credit card payments. Please email or schedule a free 15-minute consult on my website. Call or visit website for fees.
Free Initial Consultation

Offices

211 Gough St
San Francisco, California 94102

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My Approach to Helping

I have a straightforward approach and take an active role in therapy. I won’t just stare at you and nod. I believe, with information, guidance, support, and the right tools, you can change aspects of your life and relationships that you don’t like. You are the expert in your life. I know how to help people move past challenges, develop insight, and take action.

I tailor my interventions to each person because there is no one-size-fits-all for therapy. We will do a lot of work together in each session. In addition, I will ask you to complete tasks or practice skills between meetings. I draw on evidence-based therapies which mean there is research and evidence to show that the strategies we use in sessions have been successful for many people. Not every intervention will work for you. That is why we will talk about your unique situation, stressors, quirks, concerns, and ways that you learn best.

More Info About My Practice

I welcome you as you are, with all your strengths and opportunities for growth. You don’t have to do this alone. I’m excited about the work we could do together. Tell me what's going on and ask how we can get started. Therapy can be challenging. Reaching me doesn’t have to be. The fastesteasiest way to get in touch is via email or scheduling on my website.

Services I Provide

  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Perfectionism
  • Power
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Racism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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