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Melanie Goetz Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California
Melanie Goetz , LMFT, MA

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Carlsbad, CA

Online & In-Person

Free initial consultation

Accepting new clients

About me

I am an individual and couples therapist passionate about supporting clients in rewriting their embodied relational stories that are no longer serving their current relationships.

My therapy practice is an integrative approach. One of my trainings referenced "the house we operate from" as therapists. So if you will allow me to expand on this metaphor, I'd like to walk you through the structure and rooms within.

The foundation of most of my work is based in Attachment Theory. Trauma-informed neuropsychology (including Polyvagal Theory) directs the flow of our moving from one space to another. I lean into EMDR to organize resourcing and processing any necessary trauma work. However, in both the resourcing and processing, we may likely pull from parts work (including Internal Family Systems) and somatic therapy (including Dynamic Attachment Re-Patterning Experiencing). My job as the therapist is primarily to watch the ebbs and flows of how your brain and body are digesting and making sense of the experience you share, and, to ensure we're never pushing too much too fast at any moment. We'll make sure that we don't leave all the doors open at once, and, that you have a felt-sense of empowered safety to open and close each room as it feels appropriate and necessary to you.

I want to partner with you in celebrating the victories of increasing capacity to be with your own experience with loving presence, one inch at a time. We start this by spending the first sessions really getting to know your world and exploring your current support beams. I'll lead you through building more supporting structures as well through imagery, the use of your tangible space around you, and new grounding practices. It will be my honor to witness your story be reshaped to help free you towards a life you are more excited about in your near future.



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Upward Roots

2945 Harding Street
Suite Suite 203-B
Carlsbad, CA 92008 US


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Service types

  • Therapy / Counseling

Types of clients

  • Adults (18+)
  • Individuals
  • Couples


  • English

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