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: Fee range $175-200
Free Initial Consultation


Los Angeles, California 90049

My Approach to Helping

Being a woman in America in 2022 is not easy. A mentor of mine once said that she did not envy my experience as a woman today. She grew up in a different time, a time when she was expected to be a good mother for her children and a responsible homemaker for her husband. Today, beyond these roles, there is a subtle, quiet undercurrent of expectations including, but by no means limited to, being a “good” wife, sister, friend, and neighbor (what does “good” mean anyway?), a career woman, an impromptu party host with a meticulous home (cook, housekeeper, etc.), and a selfless volunteer in the community, all while maintaining a size 2 figure.

How can we possibly manage all this and more? What expectations do we have of ourselves? What boundaries do we enforce? These are some of the many questions we can explore as we consider your place in today’s world. Call or email me today to schedule a free 20-minute consultation.

More Info About My Practice

I also run a Psychoeducational group with registered dietitian, Leah Tsui, called Why Am I Eating This?

Our relationship with food is the only relationship in our lives that we cannot walk away from. Food is there, day in and day out, and we *literally* cannot live without it. Yet so many of us have a dysfunctional and unpleasant relationship with food. How did this happen? More importantly, how do we begin to heal? Through time, patience, and self-compassion? Absolutely. How about with a little guidance from a registered dietitian and a licensed therapist? Each week we’ll explore an intuitive eating principle (or two!) paired with a mental health topic that either represents a common hurdle in the healing process or provides additional insights into why we eat the way we do. Join Melissa Klass, LMFT and Leah Tsui, RD for an 8-week journey into your relationship with food. If you are tired of getting stuck in the same patterns with food this group is for you. Email us with questions or click here to get started.
Topics include:
 The ten intuitive eating principles from Rejecting the Diet Mentality through Honoring your Health.
 How to identify patterns around food and feelings.
 Tips and tricks to navigate stress and basic state regulation skills.
 Exploring body image.
 So much more!!
Here’s the scoop:
 The group will run from 12-1PST on a weekday, day TBD
 The group runs for 8 weeks
 Total fee is $600 payable in full by the start date, or in two $300 installments (to be collected on the start date and 4 weeks later)
 Early Bird registration! Save $50 on the program!
 Contact Melissa @ or Leah @ with any questions.

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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