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Melissa Mischka, PsyD
I take an eclectic approach to ensure that I am utilizing as many techniques as possible so that you are receiving the care that you need and deserve.

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Melissa Mischka, PsyD

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Harm reduction, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Prolonged exposure (PE), Solution-focused

Therapy Style

While there are so many therapeutic approaches available to help you, I will not rely on just one. I take an eclectic approach to ensure that I am utilizing as many techniques as possible so that you are receiving the care that you need and deserve. Your needs may change, therefore so should the type of therapy. I like to focus on the here and the now which is more aligned with Gestalt therapy. I believe in helping you in the “now” so that you will have the tools to get through daily stressors. After we get that part down, if it’s part of your treatment plan, we will start going backwards and treat any part of your past that we need to.

Education

BS - Criminology, Indiana State University

PsyD - Clinical and Forensic Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

License Number and State

CA 28982

Pronouns

she/her

What is one thing you do daily that supports your mental and emotional well-being?

I have my morning cup of coffee in peace. I do not do any work during this time although I may be drinking it while getting ready for work. I use this time to focus on my day ahead by just thinking and not doing. I will often play a podcast or listen to music to help get my thoughts going.

What book have you read more than once?

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. My love for this book began as a kid. I was drawn to the varying strengths all women had during tough times, especially when women weren't supposed to have strength. But more importantly, it taught me that we all have a strength that someone else may not have, and as compassionate humans, it is our privilege to use that strength to help others.

How do you recharge?

Quality sleep is at the top of my list, then exercise, and spending time with my family. I try to take little moment out of every day to do something I like to think of as "mindless" such as play a game on my phone or scroll through social media.

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