Melissa Hannan (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I help people who feel lost, confused, and hurt by early life experiences to feel whole again. I also help Former Mormons heal post-exit.

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA
Supervised by Nicholas Bognar, LMFT 99915

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

Do you find yourself still thinking about painful experiences from the past? I specialize in helping people heal traumatic wounds, including those from spiritual, sexual, emotional, and physical abuse. While I work with a range of populations, through my own personal experience and my specialized education, I find myself working with those harmed by high-demand religions or cults, abusive relationships, and emotionally neglectful families.

My Background and Approach

I use a trauma-informed, relational approach with all my clients, regardless of what brings them to therapy. I will support you as we make sense of the past and assist you in rebuilding a healthy relationship with yourself so that you feel strong, empowered, and confident that your life is truly your own. Therapy with me is always focused on increasing how safe you feel in your mind and body so that you are free to build the life you dream of and feel confident being your true, authentic self.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

As an intersectional feminist, I do not take a neutral stance on social justice issues. You can expect me to be affirming to all gender identities and sexual orientations. You can also expect me to acknowledge white supremacy and other systems of oppression that affect us all. I am doing my own work on anti-racism and consider myself to be continually growing in this arena. I fully understand if you ultimately decide to seek a therapist of color and, in fact, believe that can be uniquely healing for many. I am comfortable discussing race and ethnicity with my clients and always acknowledge that my whiteness shows up in the room with me. As a therapist I will highlight the systems of oppression that may be contributing to your pain to make sure you aren’t internalizing harmful narratives that none of us have any business believing anymore.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $200 - 300/session


818-572-1915 Email Melissa
766 E. Colorado Blvd. Suite 108
Pasadena, CA 91101

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