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sometimes even high-achieving professionals need help

You feel close to a breakdown, stuck in grief, loneliness, anger, and despair.

Some days you overeat, or have an extra glass of wine or two, or sleep too much just to avoid the suffering you’re going through.

In a quiet moment, you know you’re someone who’s been misused her whole life by the people around you. You know you’re a highly sensitive and empathetic woman who’s been trapped in a web of very broken people.

It’s not your fault. You’re not a victim and you don’t want to be a martyr. But you don’t know how to stop taking on other people’s stuff.

So while you overachieve in your career and are accomplished in the external world, internally you’re a hot mess, left feeling numb and lonely.

Sometimes you just wish you wouldn’t wake up.

I Can Help You Face Your Past

I’m Melanie. I help midlife women struggling with depression to understand how to overcome their fears and frustrations, no matter how strong and accomplished and successful they are.

I’ll help you figure out what’s going on and show you how to trust yourself again.

In balancing the science of therapy with the art of healing, I’ll create an individualized program that sets you on a path of success from the very first session.

My innovative approach weaves together my ability to hear below the surface of the words with all my advanced degrees and years of specialized trainings and professional experience.

My clients usually work with me once a week for an average of 8 to 12 months, which helps ensure your long-term success.

And it won’t all be horrible and terrible, I promise. I love a good book, binging on the occasional tv series, not to mention a good laugh once in a while. No doubt, we’ll laugh together and share our favs at some point in our work together.

And please know that I welcome ongoing conversations about making therapy the best experience it can be for you. ‘Cause that’s why I’m here.

If you’re ready to begin pulling out of the pit of despair, and start creating the future you most desire, please be in touch for a free 15-minute conversation. You can call me: 505-699-4197 or send me an email: Remember, therapy with the right therapist will serve you the rest of your life.

people usually work with me to get deeper clarity on an issue, untangle a problem, and create a plan to change things for the better

 how to overcome fear

midlife crisis for women

healing Imposter Syndrome

breaking through self-doubt

anxiety therapy

how to be happy alone

manifesting a professional dream

improve your self-esteem


how to change your mindset

beginning a new chapter

healing what feels broken

how to be happy again

Accountability. Productivity. Professional support. Research-informed guidance. Creative ideas. Innovative strategies. 

Santa Fe Therapist * taos therapist * albuquerque therapist * Tesuque therapist * new mexico therapist

call for a free 15-minute consult: 505-699-4197    


Client stories

“I needed to see a real pro. I had a LOT of problems! 

When I first started working with Melanie, I had just ended a long-time corporate career, and was ready to explore a new one that was more fulfilling. And my family situation was very complex and painful.

I was struggling with a lot of anxiety, I couldn’t relax. And I had a lot of fears, about almost everything.

Since we began working together, I feel much more peaceful and confident about being successful in a new career. I’ve learned so many strategies for dealing with my feelings! I don’t feel hijacked by them any more. And my family situation is completely different — it’s so much better. I have a whole new relationship with them.

Melanie’s gentle, wise guidance allowed me to process deeply painful issues from my childhood that I’ve never understood before.

It’s changed my life, all for the good!”

“I started working with Melanie because I was struggling with grief and anxiety, in part because of wounds brought up by the #MeToo movement.

I was also dealing with a sense of deep frustration with my work. I needed a woman’s perspective and shared experience as a different approach to healing.

I can’t thank Melanie enough for our work together. Her insight and support have been invaluable to me in my journey.

I’m moving forward, into the next  chapter of my life, feeling excited and eager at what’s opened up for me as a result of working with Melanie.

Thanks for being a creative inspiration and for being a great model for me!”

“I was scared when I first started working with Melanie. I’d never worked with a therapist or coach before. But a friend recommended her, and I’m so grateful that I called her.

I was a mess when we began! Depressed, anxious, and scared of losing a new relationship because of some health issues. Melanie helped me understand how my own thinking and behavior patterns had been making everything more difficult, and she taught me how to flip my own narrative, and change my point of view. She helped me understand my childhood and family in ways that have made a huge, positive difference for me.

For the first time in my life, I now understand that I can ask for what I want and need — I never knew that before. It’s changed everything! My relationship is great, and I have tools I can use anytime to help myself shift into a healthier, more positive, less anxious and stressed mindset. I’m not as scared as I used to be, and when I feel the fear, I know how to manage it.

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