Aline-Giselle Melkon, AMFT
Therapy: Individual, Family, Couples, Children, Adolescents
Specialties: EMDR, Armenian Culture
Special Hours: Available evenings and weekends
State Licenses: CA
Mobile Number: (855) 435-3801
Licensed in California
My philosophy centers on a great quote from Wayne Dyer, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” I have been motivated to understand the inner workings of the human mind, whether in my earlier career or at present, by improving the lives of others and alleviating suffering in a therapeutic environment. I have spent most of my life following this endeavor by either documenting, volunteering, or now, as a mental health professional creating a safe and supportive environment where clients can progress toward treatment goals, personal growth, and life-affirming changes.
I have an international background, having lived and worked in several countries. In addition, I have had two previous careers, one as a fine artist and the other as a director, writer, and producer in films and television. During my career, I have acquired an integrative approach to treatment by involving specific techniques from different therapeutic orientations best suited for my client’s problems and barriers preventing them from actualizing their better selves and emotional well-being. These techniques employ a broad range of humanistic theories, cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, trauma therapy, or oral communication to explore the causes behind their maladaptive beliefs and emotional dysregulation. Many people believe that purpose arises from special abilities that set you apart from others—but for me, it grows from my connection and traveling with others on their path from darkness into the light.