Melissa Healy (she/her)

M.A., LMFT
Accepting Clients

"You are okay, dear soul. Every living thing aches as it changes." -Jaiya John

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Campbell, CA

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

About My Clients

Many of my clients begin therapy saying they've always felt like they didn't belong. They've never really been understood. They've been cast aside or have done a lot of pretending to fit a mold to fit in. Most people inherently want—need, really—to belong. When we feel we don’t, we come up with all kinds of strategies to meet that need, or numb the pain of going without. Sometimes these strategies stop working or get in the way of our being ideal selves. This is where therapy can be beneficial.

My Background and Approach

Therapy with me can be a soft spot to land and explore how your strategies have impacted your life and mental wellbeing. Once you feel safe, we together will uncover your own sense of belonging and build a narrative around what’s happened to you: the experiences you’ve had, the messages you’ve received, what you’ve had to do to get you where you are now. We will wade through feelings this has left you with as we also unravel the patterns, habits, mindsets and ideas that likely helped you survive but no longer serve you in the present. Together, we will create a new understanding of yourself and your story, along with filling your toolkit so that you can self-soothe, regulate emotions, assert yourself, and find belonging in whatever way fulfills you and your goals. I have worked for a decade with teens and adults impacted by the child welfare and criminal justice systems. I have witnessed the power of feeling that all parts of you are accepted and how this helps re-write stories.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

We all have times where we have felt lost. We may be lost in society's demands, people-pleasing, perfectionism, addiction, the pain of the past, the fear of the future. I believe most behaviors make sense if we understand the context in which they were created and are sustained. We together can work to figure out why you are how you are, how you got that way, how you can change the parts you want to, and learn to feel more at home. I also believe everyone deserves as many chances at it takes. If you or someone you know (teen or adult) has been incarcerated and would like to join a group of peers focused on shared experiences and successful reintegration, please contact me. I proudly stand behind the LGBTQIA+ community and the Black Lives Matter movement. I strongly believe in police reform that includes mental health training and services for officers.

At A Glance

  • Experience: 5 years of practice
  • Languages: English

Info

408-622-1260 Email Melissa
2155 S. Bascom Ave.
Suite 203
Campbell, CA 95008

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