About

Melissa McCormick

I am a EMDR trained therapist using a trauma-informed approach to therapy that focuses on helping clients process difficult parts of their past and present. Together we will define what freedom looks like for you, and pursue it together. 

I work with individuals who are:

  • struggling to live with the effects of trauma and challenging life experiences 

  • desiring to work through past and present family issues 

  • living with anxiety, depression, or shame that affects their daily lives 

  • overwhelmed by an eating disorder, compensatory exercise/exercise addiction, body image issues, or obsession with health 

  • desiring healing from abuse, assault, and neglect 

  • struggling with their worth and value while battling self-consciousness 

  • grieving losses either of loved ones or painful life circumstances, changes,  and disappointments

  • wanting to learn how to set sustaining boundaries in a way that allows for connection and healthy relationships

Along with my own journey through therapy, faith is another avenue that has brought me great freedom. I integrate evidenced-based clinical approaches with faith for those who value a mind, body, and soul approach. I also value people of all ethnicities deeply, and take great care to construct a therapeutic approach that honors all cultures. 

In addition, like many local San Diegans, I enjoy being outside as much as possible, particularly in water. Growing up with 3 sisters inspired my passion for women’s issues, sense of humor, and desire for deep authentic relationships. I also enjoy learning about how to value and advocate for marginalized communities in my city. 

Education

MA, Marriage and Family Therapy — Bethel Seminary San Diego

BA, Psychology — San Diego State University

Specialized Training
  • Disordered Eating: six years of experience treating individuals with eating disorders and collaborating with multidisciplinary teams.

  • EMDR Trained Therapist: specialize in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), which  can help alleviate the effects of traumatic and distressing life events such as abuse and shame.

  • Grief and Loss: worked as a bereavement counselor working with terminally ill clients and their families in both pre and post bereavement.

  • Premarital PREPARE/ENRICH:  certified facilitator of PREPARE/ENRICH, a research-based assessment meant to help premarital couples discuss strengths and areas for growth before engagement or marriage.

  • Enneagram: recipient of basic level coaching on the personality assessment tool. 

Affiliations

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

EMDR International Association 

2307 Fenton Pkway, #107 #602 
San Diego, CA 92108 

 

619-649-8023

© 2020 by Melissa McCormick Psychotherapy