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Psychotherapy

The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are

– Carl Jung

I am a practicing Psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience working with infants, children, adults, couples, and families.

In my training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor outpatient and inpatient settings, I have developed my practice in a family systems-psychodynamic framework.

During my 13 years of work with the Department of Mental Health, I have become familiar with the organizational system’s impact on the mental health of my clients. My further training in Infant Mental Health and Attachment models further influenced my therapy practice to treat my clients in the developmental trajectory through an object-relations lens.

My certification in Somatic Experiencing has further enhanced my practice to treat acute and chronic and developmental trauma. My certification as a Kundalini Yoga teacher and as a REIKI energy healer allows me to further incorporate body and energy work into this realization process. I am also trained in mindfulness and use guided imagery to unlock unconscious blocks. I recently completed a Jungian Studies certification with the Jung Institute of Los Angeles as I can incorporate dream and imagery into the therapeutic process. I access the spiritual self in how a client wishes to define it for themselves.

I specialize in self-esteem, encouraging positive self-growth to help clients actualize life goals both personally and professionally. With my combined experience in studying fine art and architecture, I continue to specialize in working with clients who want to improve the exterior of the physical self and one’s own environment while staying focused on healing the inner life. I am currently specializing in couples therapy with a unique niche of issues of remodels, interior design and real estate. 

    Orientation

    Couples Counseling

    Rachel Melvald specializes in couples therapy and is highly trained in various modalities developed and taught by leading researchers in the field.  She is a certified Gottman method clinician while draws from her studies of various modalities based on Esther Perel, Harville Hendrix’s Imago Therapy and Sue Johnston’s EFT (Emotionally-Focused Therapy).

    CERTIFIED MENTAL HEALTH INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE PROVIDER (CMHIMP)

    Nutritional and Integrative Medicine for Mental Health

     

    Self-Actualization

    Whether you are an entrepreneur, creative executive or writer, Rachel’s therapeutic process works to unlock creative potential while actualizing career goals.

     

    Career Coaching

    Whether you are an entrepreneur, creative executive or writer, Rachel’s therapeutic process works to unlock creative potential while actualizing career goals.  Her ability to support clients through overcoming self-defeating patterns to using a strength-based approach guides clients to becoming the self and professional they never knew they could be.

     

    Trauma Recovery

    Rachel Melvald is a certified Somatic Experiencing Professional focusing on acute and developmental trauma and its ability to transform the individual.  Please see the Somatic Experiencing Website atwww.traumahealing.com for a detailed description of this highly effective and enriching process in which I have seen those who suffer transcend trauma to become closer to who they really are and want to be.

     

    Therapy and the ARTS

    Psychotherapy and Coaching for ACTORS

    Rachel Melvald can work on set in TV/FILM productions to ease tension between crew/actors to avert problems in production and on set and to improve the overall production experience and outcome.

    CINEMATHERAPY

    Movies affect us powerfully because the combined impact of music, dialogue, lighting, camera angles, and sound effects enables a film to bypass ordinary defensive censors in us. They draw us into the viewing experience, but at the same time – often more easily than in real life – afford a unique opportunity to retain a perspective outside the experience, the observer’s view.

    Cinema Therapy takes advantage of a movie’s impact and teaches watching films with conscious awareness. Like dream work, inquiries into emotional responses to movies open a window to our soul.

     

    Fees

    Somatic Experiencing:  75 mins
    Just Coaching not Life Coaching:  45 individual, 50 min/75 min couples
    Virtual Psychotherapy and Coaching:  45 individual, 50min/75 min couples

    In-Home:  Hourly with travel time

    Services

    • Individual Therapy
    • Family Therapy
    • Meditation/Mindfulness
    • Active Imagination
    • Supervision
    • Trainings
    • Couples Therapy
    • Group Therapy
    • Skype Sessions
    • Supervision
    • Equestiran Therapy
    • Dual Diagnosis Treatment
    • Consultation
    • Cinematherapy
    • Jungian Analysis Certification-In Process
    • Equestrian Therapy
    • Life Coaching
    • Film/TV Production Consultation/Therapy
    • Active Imagination