Acceptance and Commitment Coaching

Practitioner: Melissa P. - PhD in Clinical and Health Psychology

Melissa has a PhD in Clinical and Health Psychology and firmly believes in the importance of evidence-based interventions. Her approach with coaching clients relies on Acceptance and Commitment Coaching, which is a methodology that has been adapted from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

4-Session Package: $500

 

 

Specialties:

  • Life coaching

  • Mindful eating

  • Personal development

  • Personal image

  • Anxiety/stress

  • Women coaching

  • Work-life balance

Coach Type: Life Coach

Certifications/Degrees: PhD in Clinical and Health Psychology

Goals I help you with:

Navigating transitions (especially international relocation), imposter syndrome, stress-management, and improving your relationship with food and your body (intuitive eating focus).

Methodology: Acceptance and Commitment Coaching, mindfulness and self-compassion focused.

Personal Bio:

I recently moved back to the Seattle area after spending a decade living in Europe (Madrid and Amsterdam). This experience navigating life in another culture and language provided me with a firsthand understanding of the challenges that come with living a life that spans cultures, languages, and countries. I've been working with the international community for the past 5 years and my clients include expatriates, immigrants, diplomats, adult Third Culture Kids, and other globally mobile professionals. 

I have my PhD in Clinical and Health Psychology and firmly believe in the importance of evidence-based interventions. My approach with coaching clients relies on Acceptance and Commitment Coaching, which is a methodology that has been adapted from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. It aims to help clients clarify what deeply matters to them in their personal and professional lives, and to learn strategies to effectively interact with the thoughts and feelings that may hold them back from that which is important to them. I also incorporate mindfulness and self-compassion in helping my clients to achieve their goals, and am committed to my own practices of mindfulness and self-compassion. I'm currently a Teacher-in-Training for the evidence-based Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program.

Method: Online (video call)

Availability: Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri

Melissa is professional, organized, and very well tapped into helpful informational resources. I appreciated that when we talked, she was often able to offer insight into how the brain works, human psychological tendencies, and especially useful strategies for navigating situations.
— Client
Melissa was approachable, professional and easy to talk to. I felt safe during our online sessions, and appreciated how she would provide resources in between sessions to guide me through whatever I wanted to work on. It also helped that she could relate to my experience as an expat abroad. I’d highly recommend her services.
— Client