Melissa Klass

LMFT

Melissa Klass

LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 119163
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: Free 20 minute consultation. Fee range $150-$200.
Free Initial Consultation

Offices

Los Angeles, California 90049

My Approach to Helping

One word. Relationship. Specifically ours. Yours and mine. Healing happens when you are seen, heard, and felt by another human being.

It is hard to be a human. Of all the challenges in our lives, which ones will push us to seek help? Feeling lonely and isolated because there is a global pandemic? Anxiety about what the future holds? Eating our feelings? How about difficulty with our significant other because we have seen them, and only them, for months (with no end in sight!). Perhaps we consider difficulties we were working through before. Maybe grief? Perhaps you've lost a loved one before, during, or because of the pandemic? Perhaps you've lost something else?

Grief is a response to loss. We can grieve a life we never got to live, or a future forever changed by the unique circumstances present in our world today. We can grieve our youth, our shifting identities as we age, or the child we never got to have.

Grief is also a response to death, the most universal of life experiences and one we are often afraid to talk about. We use euphemistic language in an effort to . . . what exactly? Does imagining her in “a better place” take the pain away? What do we say when children ask if they can visit this place, or when the deceased will return home? And then the casseroles and phone calls taper off. Always too soon. Then people stop asking, as though their questions will bring her to mind and cause you to suffer. Don’t they know you think of her every day? Grief doesn’t ever really go away; it changes over time. Just when you think you are coping better with the loss, the holidays arrive, or the one-year anniversary hits, and there you are, overwhelmed by difficult emotions once again.

No matter where your grief lies, I would be honored to sit alongside you on this difficult, and often lonely, journey.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Body Image
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Individuation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational Psychotherapy

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