Melis Alkin

PsyD, Clinical Psychology (American Board of Professional Psychology), FT

Melis Alkin

PsyD, Clinical Psychology (American Board of Professional Psychology), FT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - 26367
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: $200 session fee; free 15 minute consultation
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

901 North Pacific Coast Highway
Suite 200
Redondo Beach, California 90277

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My Approach to Helping

When feeling disconnected from your self, others, and your environment, it may help to talk to someone to reestablish the connection, feel safe to explore, and heal.
My approach is collaborative, compassionate and I highlight my clients' strengths and internal resources. My professional strengths include knowledge, integration, and application of interdisciplinary, diverse, and multicultural viewpoints. My priority is to provide you with a confidential and supportive environment.
My background is in integrative and humanistic psychotherapies. I incorporate psychological, cultural, social, physical, existential, and spiritual perspectives in my work and I draw from a variety of therapeutic orientations depending on the issues you would like to work on. I believe in the importance of establishing an honest, safe, and genuine therapeutic relationship and using that relationship to foster change and increased self-awareness. I believe that competent and caring psychotherapy requires safety, support, trust, care, compassion, and direction. Thus, the values and principles that guide my work are: presence, authenticity, transparency, autonomy, and care. My sessions are guided by your goals, concerns, and your readiness to make changes.

More Info About My Practice

Trauma and loss are dys-regulating. I enjoy providing the support to help ease a deep sense of isolation we often feel in those situations. I have extensively worked with trauma and both death related and non death related losses and grief. I am a Fellow in Thanatology: Death Education and Counseling and I am passionate about working with people who are dying and with those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. I also have a Master's degree in Bioethics and I have integrated my learnings in this field to be better serve the individuals I work with.

My Role as a Therapist

I work with clients to access their inner resources to heal, manage emotions, and change unproductive thinking patterns. I work on creating a safe and comfortable environment for you to freely express yourself and feel understood and validated. I would like to learn about your unique self, life situations, past and present experiences so that I can tailor our sessions according to your specific issues and needs. I focus on your strengths, values, and resources and provide a safe and healing space in which self-exploration, growth, and change can take place.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Turkish

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • First Responders
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Incest
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Racism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Focusing
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integral Psychotherapy (IP)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
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