Melody Donboli

LMFT

Melody Donboli

LMFT

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

Offices

11848 Bernardo Plaza Ct. Suite 200
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. I have extensive training in various evidenced-based mental health practices and am able to provide my clients with a combination of effective therapeutic techniques and a relaxed relatable atmosphere where you can laugh and unload. 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. We set goals for your therapy together at the first session and make sure we frequently checking in so that therapy is always being tailored to your personal goals and needs.

Right now most of my sessions are done online. Telehealth offers the benefit of being able to connect anywhere with secure and convenient appointments. My in-person availability is currently full but there is always a chance one can open up in the future.

More Info About My Practice

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

My office is conveniently located in Rancho Bernardo off the 15 Freeway and Bernardo Center Parkway with ample parking. 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
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Mediation
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I offer a collaborative and client-centered approach tailored to each of my client's 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 conscious of the unique challenges faced by people of color.

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

    Please click the link to call or email me for an individual, group, or family therapy consultation today.

Industries & Communities Served

  • LGBTQ+
  • BIPOC

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Cancer
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Depression
  • 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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