Melanie Vallee, Owner, Director of Outreach

Melanie Vallee

Philosophy of Care

My goal is to embody wisdom, hope, compassion, and respect for everyone, whether they be strangers, friends, family or clients. I enjoy working with teens, adults, couples and families, and I believe in the healing power of relationships: no matter the wounds, if all parties are willing to heal, I will help. In today’s changing environment, we are often disconnected and fragmented; this can be seen and felt on both micro and macro levels, contributing to high levels of stress and anxiety. I am fiercely committed to restoring essential connections in our relationships with one another, our environment and mother earth. One of my primary goals is helping others achieve optimal performance in personal, relational, and professional areas of one’s life. This is accomplished through active engagement and participation from both the therapist and client through practices that will offer multiple perspectives, increase awareness, help develop and sustain higher consciousness, and grow all forms of connection. 

Psychotherapy is a journey that illuminates the mind, body and spirit and helps deepen your relationships. I offer a holistic approach that takes into consideration all aspects of your life, personally, physically, emotionally, professionally, and environmentally.  In addition to psychotherapy and marriage/family therapy, I am also trained in health psychology, nutrition, personal training and spirituality allowing for me to take a highly integrative approach. 

I have an abundant background working with many issues and utilizing treatment options, both traditional and holistic, to better facilitate for a healing the mind body, and soul. I am trained in Integrative and Energy Psychology techniques such as EMDR, Emotional Freedom Techniques, Matrix Reimprinting, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Lifespan Integration, Developmental Psychology, Existential Therapy, Phenomenological Psychology. I am also trained in Biofeedback techniques such as Neurofeedback and HeartMath. I am currently enrolled in one of the First APA approved Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Accreditations and am excited to offer even deeper levels of healing for individuals suffering from depression, PTSD and addiction.

My mission is to foster a culture that supports compassion, creativity, diversity, tolerance, grace, justice, and generosity. I am committed to helping you experience freedom from past limiting beliefs and limiting patterns and step into a new timeline of peace and happiness. 


Education and Licensure

PhD in Transformational Dissertation Studies, CIIS California Institute of Integral Studies, 2017 - Present

MS in Clinical Psychology in Systems Counseling, 2011

BA in Psychology & Sociology, Emphasis in Developmental Psychology, Spanish Minor, Western Washington University, 1996

ALDAC Alcohol and Drug Counseling Degree, Bellevue College, 2014

CDPT - Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee, 2013

LMFT Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, 2012

LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 2012


Specialties

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child 
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Complex Childhood Trauma
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Gambling
  • Grief
  • Hoarding
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Internet Addiction
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • LGBTQ+
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Shame and guilt
  • Self-Harming
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Performance
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Women's Issues
Mental Disorders

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders

Treatments

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Adlerian
  • AEDP
  • Applied Behavioral Analysis
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Biofeedback
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT Tapping)
  • Energy Psychology
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Exposure Response Prevention
  • Expressive Arts
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Imago
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Intervention
  • Jungian
  • Matrix Reimprinting
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Neuro-Linguistic
  • Neurofeedback
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychobiological Approach Couple Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Clientele

  • Individuals: Teens, Young adults, Adults
  • Couples: Heterosexual, LGBTQ+
  • Families
  • Groups (Grief and Loss, Addiction Recovery, Parents to Addicted Children)

To set an appointment or consultation with Melanie Vallee, give us a call at (425) 242-6267.