Melissa Hannan (she/her)

M.S.
Accepting Clients

I help couples change their communication patterns so they can express themselves authentically, get their needs met, and find fulfillment.

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

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

About My Clients

I help couples who are ready to change their communication patterns to create a new, fulfilling relationship dynamic. I also help couples who are considering increasing their commitment (marriage, moving in together, etc.) to troubleshoot any small problems and create a strong foundation for a long-term relationship. I especially love working with couples who have left fundamentalist religions to disentangle patriarchal programming from their behaviors and expectations in their relationship.

My Background and Approach

I work collaboratively with couples to understand how their communication patterns are preventing authentic connection. Therapy with me will not involve figuring out who is at fault or to blame. I just don't see couples that way! I see my couple's problems as the result of ineffective communication strategies. The communication is the problem - not a person. If you want a better relationship but don't know how to get what you need, have hope! I have seen remarkable progress in couples who had almost given up. Please reach out for a free consultation. I would love to hear from you.

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: $170 - 255/session

Info

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

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