SE TRAUMA INSTITUTE PRACTITIONER DIRECTORY

Melanie Bandera-Hess

SE™ PractitionerSE Assistant

Practice

Melanie Bandera-Hess Psychotherapy & Teletherapy

The process of looking for a therapist is a meaningful first step in developing a freer relationship with oneself. I love working with individuals and couples who are invested in and committed to their healing. Together we will create an environment that is safe and productive, where you can begin to make the changes you want to see in your life. I am a fierce advocate of my clients and invest wholeheartedly in my therapeutic work. My style is sincere, respectful and engaged. I look forward to building a relationship with you that supports your transformation. With more than a decade of clinical experience, I have witnessed a multitude of defenses clients arrange to protect themselves from feared “negative emotions”. Using collaborative talk therapy and Somatic Experiencing, I guide my clients to drop down into what they feared to be intolerable emotions, helping them to move through without getting stuck. Therapy is a deeply personal journey and involves a commitment of time & money, finding the right fit is essential. Thank you for considering me. I offer a free 20 min phone consultation to support this process.

Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Adults abused as children
  • Complex PTSD
  • Couples
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Prenatal/Birth Trauma
  • Victims of Sexual Abuse

SE Level

SE™ Practitioner

Professional Title

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Colorado & California

Professional Certifications

SEP, Advanced Trauma informed Psychodrama Training, Birthing from Within Education