Melissa Petrosian

Therapist. Melissa PetrosianFarsi

ADHD, Children, Disorders, Family therapy, Individual, Trauma
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Therapy is a process of self-discovery and learning to create positive life changes.

My name is Melissa Petrosian and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist. As an interactive and solution-focused therapist, my therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients address personal life challenges.  I have worked effectively with children, families, individual adults and older adults to help them resolve behavioral, emotional or relational issues and achieve their desired goals. My areas of specialty include trauma, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and adjustment disorders. I am certified to provide Interpersonal Therapy, a highly effective evidence based practice for treatment of depression. I also have extensive training in treatment of trauma and effectively utilize approaches such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy.  As a trained therapist, and also as importantly, through understanding and compassion, I will provide you with necessary support and help you move beyond difficult and challenging situations to uncover your true potential and have a more fulfilling life you deserve.


Phillips Graduate Institute 2011 – Masters of Arts – Psychology, Emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy


  • Certified in evidence based treatment models including Seeking Safety and Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Completed we based training course in trauma Focused-Behavioral Cognitive Therapy
  • Advanced training in Child Play Therapy

Additional Info


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT 94916

Languages Spoken

English and Farsi



Years in Practice

7 Years


Trauma, ADHD, Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, Individual, children, family therapy.

Populations Served

Children, Teens, Adults, Geriatrics, Iranian community

Treatment Modalities Utilized

Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, IPT, Play Therapy, Family Systems, Structural Therapy, Trauma Focused, etc.

Mental Health Issues Commonly Served



Anger management



Eating disorders

Emotional Disturbance

Family Conflict




Peer Relationships

School issues

Relational issues

Child abuse

Stress related

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