MA, LMFT, Counseling
Licensed in: CA
Board Certified Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Born and raised in the vibrant city of Istanbul, Melissa Zartar discovered her passion for helping others at an early age. Growing up in a culturally rich environment, she witnessed the power of strong familial bonds and recognized the significance of healthy relationships within a family unit. Motivated by her own experiences and a genuine desire to make a positive difference in people's lives, Melissa was drawn to the field of psychology. Inspired by the profound impact of supportive family dynamics, she set her sights on becoming a marriage and family therapist.
Pursuing her education with unwavering determination, she completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology, where she delved deep into understanding the complexities of human relationships. Melissa continued her commitment to promoting wholesome relationships and family well-being by pursuing a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology after completing her undergraduate studies. She concentrated her studies on being a licensed marital and family therapist. Melissa's upbringing in Istanbul, a city steeped in history and diversity, instilled in her a deep appreciation for cultural nuances, which she integrates into her therapeutic approach.
Melissa uses an integrated therapeutic approach, combining mindfulness exercises and cognitive-behavioral methods to help her clients become more self-aware and experience holistic healing.