Mell's Practice

Mell's Practice

A qualified and experienced therapist, Mell La Valley has over 28 years of experience working with children of all ages and with different needs, including over 14 years working in residential treatment programs treating severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescents. Mell is a leading therapist for children diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder and Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder (new DSM V diagnosis). Mell specializes in treating attachment issues as well as emotional, psychological, and behavioral manifestations of PTSD and trauma in both youth and adults. Mell also works with active duty military men and women and their families, addressing complex issues such as PTSD and the effects that pre- and post-deployment have on the entire family.
Areas of Expertise
  • Child and adolescent issues
  • Pre- and post-adoption issues
  • Parenting and co-parenting counseling
  • Family and blended family issues
  • PTSD and trauma-related issues
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Personal and spiritual growth
  • Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Awareness Skills for Emotional Well-Being

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