Melanie Gonzalez, PsyD, LMFT

growth grounded in hope 

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Melanie Gonzalez, PsyD, LMFT #116208, (she/her) is a Life Coach and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences in the State of California. Dr. Gonzalez is the founder of Grounded Connections Counseling, Inc. Dr. Gonzalez earned her Masters Degree from Syracuse University in Marriage and Family Therapy and her Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) from Alliant International University. She earned a Certificate of Advanced Study in Trauma from Syracuse University. Dr. Gonzalez is trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Level 1 & 2). Additionally, Dr. Gonzalez has a Certificate in Horticultural Therapy.


Currently, Dr. Gonzalez is an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and supervises Associate Marriage and Family Therapists. Dr. Gonzalez also teaches masters level clinicians as adjunct faculty at local universities. Dr. Gonzalez is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT). 

Since 2013, Dr. Gonzalez has worked with a variety of clients dealing with circumstances that are unique to their lives and have witnessed their growth and healing. Dr. Gonzalez feels very privileged to have been apart of their journeys and now hopes to be apart of yours. Dr. Gonzalez specifically works with the transgender/gender fluid/gender non-conforming communities, LGTB+, alternative relationship dynamic couples, those who have experienced trauma (childhood sexual abuse survivors, veterans, domestic abuse) and may be experiencing PTSD, those who identify as mediums/clairvoyants, and individuals exploring their spirituality


Dr. Gonzalez takes a holistic approach, considering the whole person. Dr. Gonzalez offers support, teaches new skills, and helps offer insight to all her clients. Reach out today to begin your steps towards growing grounded connections. 

Dr. Gonzalez is unable to take any new referrals at this time.