Melissa Klass


Melissa Klass


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 $200-$225.
Free Initial Consultation


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.

More Info About My Practice

I also run a Women's Process Group (please call or email me for additional information).

You need this! “Yes!” You are thinking. “I do need this.” How’d she know? But what she doesn’t know is:

1.) “I don’t have time.” Don’t you? Can you make time? Aren’t you worth it? Do you suffer from, what philosopher Kate Manne termed, Human Giver Syndrome? I bet you do. Google it. The answer? Make time for yourself. (Yes, you’re worth it.) Join this group.
2.) “I can’t afford it.” Maybe not. But did you know that group therapy is only a fraction of the cost of individual therapy? So much healing, for such a small fee. Skip a Starbucks here and there, and boom! You’ve got it
3.) “Group therapy is … weird! … won’t work for me … will force me to share in a way that is uncomfortable … [fill in additional concerns here]” Yes! It’s totally weird. And amazing! And inspiring! And healing! And life affirming! OK. I’ll stop. Feel secure in the knowledge that you’ll only move at your own pace. If you feel pressure, bring it up, let’s talk about it. I believe group therapy will work for you. Commit to four sessions, preferable eight, and see for yourself.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Industries & Communities Served

  • Education
  • Entertainment Industry
  • First Responder/Medical Professionals
  • LGBTQ+
  • Self-Employed and Freelance Professionals

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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