Melissa F. Pedersen, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Pedro
Hello and welcome! My name is Melissa Pedersen and I am a local therapist in the San Pedro area. My goal is to provide all clients with a comfortable, confidential, and non-judgmental setting where concerns can be explored and addressed. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is an effective treatment for depression, anxiety, and other issues. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches to tailor treatment to the needs of each client.
Working with a therapist can help provide insight, support, and new strategies for all types of life challenges. Therapy can help address many types of issues including depression, anxiety, grief, anger and stress management. Along with general life transitions.
My experience includes a number of different populations such as children, teens, families, adults, senior citizens, couples and people of all ages who are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, and interpersonal difficulties. For more information on commonly asked questions - you can visit my website:
Call or Email Melissa F. Pedersen for a free phone consultation now - (424) 258-5115


  • School: Phillips Graduate Institute
  • Year Graduated: 2006
  • License No. and State: 47759 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $170 - $180
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • ILWU/PMA - Coastwise Indemnity Plan/ Blue Shield
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: CAMFT
  • Member Since: 2005
  • Membership: AAMFT
  • Member Since: 2005


  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression


  • Anger Management
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2017
Melissa F. Pedersen, MA, LMFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Pedro

Melissa F. Pedersen

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT