Melissa Barsotti LCSW, Therapist, Psychotherapy in Vista, California, 92083

Melissa Barsotti

LCSW, Therapist

Melissa Barsotti

LCSW, Therapist

Professions: Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Cigna
Fees: Unfortunately I am not on any other insurance panels other than cigna but for the time being I can provide you with a superbill which you can share with your insurance provider for reimbursement.
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


550 W. Vista Way
Ste 107
Vista, California 92083

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My Approach to Helping

I meet clients where they are in their particular journey. I honor the uniqueness of each individual, listen, and identify areas of focus, such as relationships, self-esteem, communication, mood regulation, stress management, etc. I provide a safe and compassionate space to attend to emotional wounds and work with individuals on healing, acceptance, and letting go. I work with clients on identifying natural resources for coping with pain, stress, etc. I also teach helpful strategies/tools to enhance resiliency, strength, and groundedness.

I am well versed with trauma-informed practices which are based on neuroscience and include identifying maladaptive thought patterns and behaviors that at some point were adaptive; however, in the present moment no longer serve an individual, as the context of the individual's life has likely changed.

I find that what is most important in therapy, however, is the dynamic relationship an individual has with his or her therapist. Clients have described my work as genuine, transparent, and transformational.

More Info About My Practice

I offer help if you are struggling with trauma, grief, addiction, anxiety, depression, major life changes, sexual issues, or medical issues that exacerbate co-occurring mental health conditions. I also particularly enjoy helping clients and family members in making sense of diagnoses such as bipolar disorder, schizoaffective, and schizophrenia.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Adults, Adolescents, Older Adults

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Individuation
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Psychosis
  • Rejection
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Shame
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Process Oriented Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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