Melanie Lopes

Accepting Clients

I work with individual adults who are interested in finding ways to effectively manage anxiety & stress while building self-confidence.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Walnut Creek, CA

  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Contact
  • Individual

About My Clients

Have you been feeling more on edge, sensitive, and stressed lately? From the outside it may look like you're holding it together but underneath it all you’re overwhelmed, exhausted, and sometimes you wish you could just turn your mind off and feel at peace. You want to relax and start enjoying life more, but you're not sure how to make that happen. The truth is you deserve a break - a break from stress, anxiety, overthinking, and self-doubt. That's where I can help.

My Background and Approach

When you’ve got a lot on your plate, it can feel like everything is moving fast and there’s never enough time in the day. I’ve found that the first step toward making any change is to SLOW DOWN. If you can learn to pause or slow down every once in a while, it opens up the space for you to make a choice about how you want to proceed and that's where change can happen. My goal is to help you learn to slow down and take a closer look at your patterns of thinking and coping, so that we can find ways to support those patterns that are helpful, and change those patterns that keep you stuck and are causing difficulty. As your therapist, I want to help you find relief, feel more at peace, and start living a life with less anxiety and more confidence. Even in the midst of challenging times you can start to feel more hopeful, satisfied, and ultimately bring more joy and satisfaction into your life & relationships. ​

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe that in order to make lasting changes and improvements in your life, you have to be present and aware, as well as open and curious. With this focused awareness, you can start to reconnect with yourself and learn to honor your needs, desires, and limits, rather than overextending yourself or withdrawing completely, and ultimately you can feel more confident and capable and really start to thrive. I’m grateful to help facilitate this transformative work because when people can feel more connected with themselves and engage with the world in a way that highlights their natural strengths and allows them to rise to their potential, I believe it has a ripple effect of positive impact within the community.

I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 11 years of practice
  • Rate: $150 - 180/session

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