Melanie Alford, MSW MPH LICSW 

Manzanita Therapy, LLC

Individual and Couples Therapy

Real change comes from understanding why our own impulses and behaviors hold us back from experiencing our true potential and discovering the skills to create the change we seek. I believe in a holistic, person-centered approach to therapy that helps people find the answers that were inside them all along. As a therapist, I am intuitive and compassionate, yet direct, and employ a mix of modalities, including traditional psychotherapy, internal family systems and mindfulness techniques.

 I specialize in working with individuals from the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, non-binary and non-conforming gender communities. As a sex-positive practitioner, I enjoy helping individuals who are exploring their sexual and relationship practices.  

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