Melanie Bandera-Hess


Melanie Bandera-Hess

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Colorado & California

*I am away on a sabbatical from July 2023-Jan 2024 and will not be accepting new clients until 2024*

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.


  • Addiction
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Adults abused as children
  • Complex PTSD
  • Couples Counseling
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Birth Trauma
  • Sexual Abuse
Melanie Bandera-Hess Psychotherapy & Teletherapy
Mobile Phone:
8089 S. Lincoln St., Suite 203,
Littleton, Colorado, 80122
United States of America
Available Sessions:
Teletherapy Sessions Available