Melody Donboli

LMFT

Melody Donboli

LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapist

Offices

15373 Innovation Dr Ste 395
San Diego, California 92128

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My Approach to Helping

Being able to enjoy coming to therapy is a key piece to getting the most out of treatment. I strive to create an environment that is welcoming, open, and accepting. For as long as we continue to shelter in place I will continue to offer sessions online. Telehealth offers the benefit of being able to connect anywhere with secure and convenient appointments. Through audio and video over the internet, you can meet from your desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile device.

My goal is to create a space where you feel comfortable being you. In order to help you achieve your goals I believe it is important for us to work collaboratively. I specialize in CBT because its an evidence based treatment that shows high efficacy in working with lots of different kinds of struggles people may be facing. Also, because it focuses on having a collaborative relationship where you are empowered to be able to work through potential future issues without needing to rely on a therapist.

More Info About My Practice

I am able to provide fee for service sessions on a sliding scale based on household income. Please call or email for more information.

My office is conveniently located in Carmel Mountain Ranch off the 15 Freeway and Camino Del Norte with ample parking and newly renovated 3 story office building. Online therapy is always available as well.

The Duration and Frequency of Therapy

I recommend starting out at 1 session per week every week for at least 8-10 weeks. At that point I like to revisit your original goals to see if we are making progress. I've mentioned before that having a therapist you feel comfortable with is crucial. Follow your instincts. If you get a strong feeling that you are not with the right therapist after 3-4 sessions I strongly encourage you to bring this up with your therapist. Depending on your personal goal for therapy, it can last anywhere from 8 weeks to a year (or more). Periodically checking on progress towards goals is highly recommended.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Consultation
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I offer a collaborative and client-centered approach tailored to each of my clients individual needs and cultural background to help attain the personal growth they're striving for. As a first generation Middle-Eastern American I am especially attuned to some of the struggles of first generation Americans and immigrants. I work through a lens consicious of the unique challenges faced by people of color.

    Some of my specialties include grief & loss, counseling for teens, & adolescents, adjusting to work and life transitions of early adulthood, support & psychoedcation for caregivers of family members with psychosis or bipolar, LGBTQQI support & advocacy, and family conflict resolution.

    Please call or email me for an individual, group, or family therapy consultation today.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Esteem
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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