License and Education
Melissa Mose, LMFT (lic. #32575) is a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed by the State of California since 1995. Her academic qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. Melissa has complete doctoral course work for her Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, “all but dissertation,” at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara.
Clinical Private Practice Experience
Working with adolescents and their families has been Melissa’s primary focus since she began her work as an intern in 1992. In her two decades of work as a licensed therapist in private practice, she has treated adults, adolescents and children with a wide variety of struggles including; anxiety and depression; relationship difficulties and communication skills; grief, loss, and trauma; ADHD, learning disabilities and other school difficulties including lack of motivation; defiant/disruptive behaviors; attachment and separation; parent-child conflict; divorce; crisis management, and other mental health and relational challenges as well as addiction. Group Therapy has been a staple in her private practice. She has run many teen groups and workshops for teenagers and their parents. Melissa also specializes in working with Anxiety disorders including OCD and the OC Spectrum Disorders
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Publications and Presentations
Dissociation and the Adult Attachment Interview in artists and
Paula Thomson & S. Victoria Jaque
California State University , Northridge , CA , USA
Published online: 05 Mar 2012.
Unresolved mourning, supernatural beliefs and dissociation: a mediation analysis
Paula Thomson & S. Victoria Jaquea
California State University, Northridge, USA
Published online: 10 Jun 2014.
Thomson, P., & Jaque, S. V. (2012, July 9). Holding a Mirror Up to Nature: Psychological Vulnerability in Actors. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0028911
Daniella Wagner, MA, MFTI, obtained her Bachelors in Psychology from California State University Northridge and her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from University of Southern California. She holds a previous career in Theatre Arts.
Daniella is an enthusiastic Adjunct Faculty member at University Of the West where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Psychology. Her classes incorporate both western and eastern philosophy, spirituality and science.
Daniella is a trained substance abuse prevention specialist with experience working with high school youth, teachers and families to create more awareness and support around underage drug and alcohol use.
Daniella specializes in somatic trauma treatments and has written a book chapter on the topic. Her group “Bodies and Trauma” is an experiential and educational group to support and provide tools for survivors. Daniella grounds all her work out of the therapeutic relationship emphasizing on creating a safe place to explore and facilitate change. Therapy is a collaborative experiential and creative process.
She can be reached at (310) 299-6326 or learn more about her work at www.theholdingspacetherapy.com.