Melissa Courter,MS, LMFT

Melissa Courter,MS, LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapy - 102786
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $145
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


San Jose, California 95126

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My Approach to Helping

I am committed to providing a nurturing and safe space for you to tell your story. It is my goal to cultivate a therapeutic relationship that will enable you to feel seen and empowered. Through our relationship together, we can build the ideal platform for change and transformation. As your therapist, I will be a fellow traveler on your path, supporting you to heal past wounds and change present self-defeating patterns so that you may live a more peaceful, joyful, creative and connected life. In our sessions, I will work with you to choose the methods most comfortable and effective for your issues and individual style and story. While respecting your inner wisdom, I collaborate with you to identify the changes you want to make and begin to move with you in the direction of living the life you want to live.

More Info About My Practice

I work with people who are yearning to live their lives authentically. Longing to find a lost or forgotten voice of freedom and inner power. I support my clients in embracing their true story, no matter what it is. We journey together, down the path of inner exploration, through the thorns and bramble, allowing you to blossom into your fullest potential. Whether you are someone experiencing depression, anxiety, or chronic stress, a new mom facing postpartum depression or anxiety or simply struggling in the transition of becoming a mother, a teen facing the difficulties of adolescence, or a person longing to feel more self-acceptance, know that it can get better. Real peace, real happiness, and real harmony are yours. There is power in telling your story. Discover new meaning in your personal and professional life. Learn to use your strengths. Find your flow in the present moment. Express your heart in healthy and fulfilling ways in your relationships. Empower yourself now to heal through your journey at Rose Garden Counseling.

My Therapy Focus

I work with adults, teens, and children experiencing depression, anxiety, chronic stress, life transitions, creativity blocks while specializing in women's issues such as new motherhood and postpartum struggles. Using an eclectic approach, I will work with you to choose the methods most comfortable and effective for your issues and individual style and story. Real peace, real happiness, real harmony are yours.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

The space created between the therapist and client is essential for healing and growth. As your therapist, it is one of my goals to help cultivate this relationship with you. It is important to me that we can connect within your story and you feel heard, understood and seen. Through our relationship I can help you navigate your life path, leading you to a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Women's issues, Postpartum depression andor anxiety, new motherhoodfatherhood

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • School issues
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Drama Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodrama
  • Sand Tray Therapy

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