Ingrid Melenbacker
 
Certified Gottman Therapist Since

Ingrid Melenbacker

7420 Alban Station Boulevard, Suite B 206 Springfield, VA  22150 United States
(703) 967-5070(703) 967-5070
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Languages

English

Availability

Flexible...offer double sessions every other week with an extra half hour for free

Insurance Accepted

Yes

I am an out-of-network provider and will give you a detailed receipt at each session for you to submit directly to your insurance company for reimbursement.

Payment Policies
Credit cards not accepted
Qualifications
  • Degree: Masters In Education and Human Development
  • Field: Counseling
  • Year graduated: 2001
  • Practice since: 1999
  • License states: Virginia
About

As a Gottman Certified Couples Therapist, my commitment is to help couples build stronger friendships, manage differences respectfully, and support hopes and dreams. I understand, above all, that every individual is capable of and deserves compassion and empathy, and therefore, greater love and health in your relationships. There are 4 basic ideas that I believe are important to doing counseling right: 1. Working with couples requires different skills and training. The Gottman Relationship Institute is the premier training program in the nation for couples' counseling. 2. Counseling should be based on and led by developments in scientific research. Techniques based on research are proven to be more effective in helping couples make changes. 3. A good relationship between counselor and couple provides the necessary foundation for managing life changes. 4. Couples need to be willing and able to learn and apply a new and effective method of managing their perpetual issues.The Gottman approach is used to integrate leading-edge research on marriage into practical, down-to-earth counseling for couples. No other approach to couples therapy has relied on such detailed, comprehensive, scientific studies of why couples succeed or fail. I have the unique combination of knowledge, skills and resources in conflict management and resolution, and in adult relationships struggling with ADD, depression, anxiety, step parenting and infidelity. I adhere to process and am soft on the couple. I adhere to a non blame-based approach and teach couples the same.
Services include:
-- Proven tools and interventions to strengthen relationships -- Free telephone consultation prior to initial session.-- Bi-weekly 90-minute sessions with the option of an additional free 30 minutes replace weekly 45-minute sessions to reduce travel time and other logistical challenges. -- Flexibility with session scheduling -- Thorough assessments and treatment plan.

Special populations

Couples with Infidelity, ADD, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma operating in their relationships.

Services
  • Couples
Specialties
  • ADHD
  • Affairs
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • LGBTQ
  • Parenting
  • Pre Marital
Specialized Ages
  • Adults