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Melissa Callahan

Melissa Callahan, MS, Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy

Clients I work with: Adult individuals, couples, adolescent families, adoptive families, and separated, divorced or blended families.

Issues I work with: Communication, trust, trauma, anxiety, depression, co-parenting, recurring disagreements, emotional closeness and security, and attachment difficulties.

I see individuals, couples, and families and focus on the creation of satisfying relationships.  I work with couples on emotional closeness, communication, recurring disagreements, rebuilding trust, and improving relationship security. I am experienced in working with clients/relationships that are affected by depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, substance use, or attachment issues.

In family sessions, I have a particular interest in supporting adolescent families, adoptive families, families going through separation, divorce, or co-parenting, and blended families. I also enjoy working with military couples and families.

I invest in creating lasting emotional, mental, and behavioral change. I focus on your understanding of each other, what each of you need, and how to deepen the connection you have. I also take a practical approach, building skills that promote open communication, conflict resolution, and security.

To make the most of our time together I capitalize on existing strengths, both within family members and between them. My aim is to bring some calm and relief to clients so that they can experience themselves and each other differently. I offer day and evening sessions.

I am a Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy. I received my Master’s Degree in Family Therapy from the COAMFTE accredited program at University of Massachusetts – Boston. My clinical experience has been serving individuals, families and couples with emotional, mental and behavioral needs in at-risk communities. ​

Melissa Callahan is a Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy, who has completed a master’s degree and is working towards Licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist in Virginia. She works under the supervision of Dr. John Walker, Ph.D., LMFT and AAMFT Approved Supervisor. In the event that clients have any questions or concerns about Melissa’s work, her supervisor can be contacted at: drjpwalker@hotmail.com, (302) 354-1078, or 714 Pine St, Herndon, VA 20170.