Melissa Berschauer,LMFT

Melissa Berschauer,LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 98848
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Lyra Health
Fees: $160 - Individuals
$175 - Couples
$160-$250 - Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)
Free Initial Phone Consultation


Laguna Niguel, California 92677
Danville, California 94506

My Approach to Helping

The clients I work with come from all walks of life, each bringing their own unique set of experiences and needs. I love working with individuals and couples who are open to working as a team, enjoy a good sense of humor, and are open minded about the work we are doing together. I believe that all three of these components are important aspects of what makes our therapeutic relationship successful, so I ensure I bring them into every session and encourage my clients to do the same!

I work collaboratively with you to develop goals and strategies that align with your values and what matters to you most. I will provide you with new skills and tools for you to “try on” as we progress in our work together.

I value your unique experiences and perspectives and provide an environment where empathy and understanding thrive. Together, we will navigate your journey towards healing, growth, and balance. My favorite session is our very first meeting!

More Info About My Practice

I provide telemedicine through a HIPAA compliant platform. Clients love being able to meet at their own chosen location and no drive time.
For those who are hesitant to try telemedicine, I have had many clients who were reluctant who end up preferring the flexibility of meeting wherever they may be located all over the State of California. Any place you choose becomes your therapy office. Some examples of clients creative “therapy offices:” In their car; outside in nature; on a walk; at the beach: in the garage; an extra conference room; or home.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

In addition to traditional therapy, I am also certified as a Ketamine Assisted Therapist (KAP). Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy is a groundbreaking treatment that uses ketamine to enhance the psychotherapy experience. Ketamine therapy is currently the only legal psychedelic therapy treatment available in California. This innovative approach offers sustainable relief from lingering symptoms.

If you're interested in learning more about how ketamine treatment can help you find relief from treatment resistant depression, anxiety and PTSD, and other mental health concerns, please reach out to book a no-cost consultation call to discuss the details.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

The best part of my job is watching the growth and progress of each client, as I bear witness to positive changes and happier, healthier individuals.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

I say, Just Go For It! There are many reasons people decide to go to therapy and there are benefits for everyone. All it takes is a first step.

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP); Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT); Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT); Gottman Method Couples Counseling.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Psychedelic and Altered State Integration Therapy
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trichotillomania
  • Values Clarification
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

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