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Maria Mellano is an experiential psychotherapist, psychodramatist, and transformation coach. She specializes in helping highly sensitive and inspired individuals navigate their insights to unlock personal power and cultivate purposeful lives.
Her practice emphasizes the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit, fostering holistic health and vitality. Maria guides her clients on a journey from chronic stress to a life enriched with love and purpose, encouraging them to release stress-inducing burdens along the way.
In Maria's approach, she celebrates unity and encourages the transformation of relationships, believing that our lives reflect the quality of our connections. She invites others to join her in crafting a new narrative filled with vitality, purpose, and authentic connection.
Maria Mellano has provided support to individuals, couples, and families facing a diverse array of challenges, including trauma, medical illnesses, mental health issues, and addictions across all levels of care. In addition to her clinical work, she is a certified Money, Marketing, and Soul Coach, offering enriching opportunities for ambitious post-graduate social workers.
Maria's therapeutic style is characterized by warmth and approachability, combined with a practical and grounded approach. She strives to strike a balance between honoring emotions and facilitating problem-solving, guiding clients through processes while also encouraging pragmatic action.
Her overarching goal is to raise awareness of the importance of honoring one's deepest needs and living a fulfilling life of impact.
Wellness - Improving the quality of one's life through exploring and expanding healthy and balanced eating, sleeping, and exercise routines; strengthening self-care and stress management skills
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating
Mood - Development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Self-care - Developing coping strategies and self-care skills to better manage stress
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
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Private Practice, 2009 - Present
Smith College, MSW, 1999
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