Melissa Pedersen,M.A., LMFT Inc.

Melissa Pedersen,M.A., LMFT Inc.

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychotherapist, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: MFT
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San Pedro, California 90732
Rancho Palos Verdes , California 90275

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My Approach to Helping

Our team provides therapy in San Pedro-Southbay for individuals, couples and families, using research supported methods for lasting, useful change. You can also call our office at(424)258-5115 for a free consultation.

Working with a therapist can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges. Therapy can help address many types of issues including depression, anxiety, conflict, grief, stress management, body-image issues, and general life transitions. Therapy is right for anyone who is interested in getting the most out of their life by taking responsibility, creating greater self-awareness, and working towards change in their lives.

Our team has experience working with a number of different populations including children, teens, families, adults, senior citizens, parents, couples, LGBTQI individuals, and people of all ages who are struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief and loss, trauma, and interpersonal difficulties.

We support people in their desire to close the gap between where they are right now and where they want to be in the future with individual, couple or family sessions. Our team can teach you skills that you can use to continue getting better on your own.

Our goal is to provide all clients with a comfortable, confidential, and non-judgmental setting where concerns can be explored and addressed. We specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is an effective treatment for depression, anxiety, and other issues.

If interested in a medication consultation, we collaborate with psychiatrists in the South Bay and can assist in referring you for a medication evaluation appointment.

More Info About My Practice

ILWU-PMA Coastwise Indemnity PlanBlue Shield Insurance accepted.

Cash, check, Venmo and Zelle payments are accepted.

For any questions about fees or payment, please call our office. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

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

Improving communication skills.

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Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

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