Melissa  Janosek

Melissa Janosek

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Florida, California Accepting Online
West SoMa Not Accepting In-person
Updated September 29, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Life transitions
  • Work stress
  • Stress management
  • Relationship issues
  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Melissa Janosek (she/her) is a licensed clinical therapist based in San Francisco specializing in work with young professionals who are navigating relationships and dating, career and work related stressors, family dynamics and life transitions.

Melissa Janosek completed clinical training at Barry University in Miami, FL in 2005. Her professional pursuits lead her to the Bay Area, a slice of California that she considers home, now having spent the majority of her career working between Oakland and San Francisco. Her clinical orientation encompasses evidence based practices such as DBT, CBT, EFT as well as relational and strengths based modalities to provide an integrated therapy approach that is tailored to your needs. Melissa Janosek brings 20 years of professional experience in the healthcare and mental health industry to her private practice having worked in a variety of settings providing direct clinical services to program development, management and clinical supervision.

For the safety of the community during the pandemic and to increase access for mental health support psychotherapy services have moved online. Clients are able to receive the same high quality care through Telehealth without ever having to commute to an office or look for parking! You will just need a good WiFi connection and a private space to talk to begin. Ideally sessions are held on a weekly basis following a free initial phone consultation for clients based anywhere in California.


Message to clients

I find that it is so imperative to take the time to invest in personal development in order to find out what it is you really want in life and who you truly are. Therapy can provide a space where you may press the pause button to get in touch with how you are really feeling about the important areas in your life and where you may make important discoveries about yourself with a professional who is absolutely rooting for your success.

I believe in creating a nonjudgemental space where you can come as you are- not the perfect, polished version you may feel pressure to be in the world. I bring my own life experience, blended with extensive training and evidence based therapy practices to meet you where you are currently and work together to take you where you want to go. I am passionate about aligning myself with clients to support them through life transitions, achieving work/life balance, coaching around dating and communication skills, assertiveness training, boundaries and goal attainment to name a few! I believe that therapy should be a collaborative process and prioritize working on client identified treatment goals at a pace that feels comfortable for you.

My hope is for clients is that they leave each session feeling empowered and looking forward to the next session!


Specialties

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Melissa Janosek is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (55min)
  • Initial session: $175 (55min)
  • Couples sessions: $250 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Florida)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6-9pm
  • Tue 6-9pm
  • Wed 6-9pm
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri 9-5pm
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

West SoMa practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 6-9pm
  • Tue 6-9pm
  • Wed 6-9pm
  • Thu 6-9pm
  • Fri 8-5pm
  • Sat 8-5pm
  • Sun 8-5pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 16 years

Department of Veterans Affairs, LCSW, 2008 - Present
Columbia Psychiatric Hospital , LCSW , 2004 - 2008
Progress Foundation, LCSW/Program Manager, 2008 - 2008
Bridge Properties , BSW/Program Manager and Counselor , 2003 - 2006

Barry University, MSW, 2005


Licensure

California: 81902

Florida: SW8989


Languages

English