Ingrid Melenbacker
Certified since 2014

Ingrid Melenbacker


Masterful Couples, LLC, 7420 Alban Station Boulevard, Suite B 206 Springfield, VA  22150 United States
Provides online therapy



1 1/2 hour, biweekly sessions with an additional free 30 min. at each session

Insurance Accepted


Payment Methods
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
  • Degree: Masters In Education and Human Development
  • Field: Counseling
  • Year graduated: 2001
  • Practice since: 1999
  • License states: Virginia

TELE-MENTAL HEALTH THERAPY Is Offered in the Gottman Method Couples Approach. Certified in the Gottman Method, I am committed to help couples build stronger friendships, manage differences respectfully, and support hopes and dreams.
There are 4 basic ideas that I believe are important to productive counseling: 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.
-- 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. Accept electronic payment through Zelle Pay and Venmo.

Special populations

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

  • Online Therapy
  • Couples
  • ADHD
  • Affairs
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Parenting
  • Pre Marital
Specialized Ages
  • Adults