— Welcome, I'm Melissa Craven!
I am an LMFT and expressive arts therapist with a passion for parents
When we’re really struggling, our closest friends and family can’t always provide the support we need. You’re here looking for a professional therapist to talk to, courageously considering making a change.
I don’t just nod supportively in sessions. My arts background informs a creative, action-based treatment. You will learn well-researched tools for change. Clients appreciate my warmth, humor, open-mindedness, and expertise in working with a variety of struggles. I have over 15 years of experience collaborating with psychiatrists and am certified as a Perinatal Mental Health provider (PMH-C).
I am available for
When we’re really struggling, our loved ones can’t always provide the support we need. You’re courageously considering making a change. Clients appreciate my warmth, humor, open-mindedness, and expertise working with a variety of struggles.
Deepening Skills Group
Do you feel separate, lonely, or less-than? Experience the power of group support while learning techniques for emotional stability and creativity.
Expressive Arts Consultation
Tune up your practice by learning the arts-based approach to Dialectical Behavior Therapy by Melissa Craven Therapy. I have over a decade of experience working as an expressive arts consultant for resident psychiatrists and have presented at multiple conferences as well as UCSF psychiatry grand rounds.