Washington, Oregon and Florida
A journey to live a meaningful and joyful life.
Thank you for visiting our website. Thank you for taking the first step in this journey. We know it takes a lot of courage to reach out for help. Especially when you feel vulnerable and you are going through a difficult time in your life. You are not alone. You are stronger than what you think. We are honored to walk alongside you and be part of this process. We are here for you. We are both passionate about working with women in different stages of life and transitions.
We are committed to create a safe and accepting space where women can share their story, find their voice and feel empower to live a better life. We want you to be vulnerable and strong, to find yourself and fall in love with yourself again. We want to support you in whatever journey you are, as a mom, wife, woman or daughter. We want to create a nonjudgmental space for you to grieve your loss and find meaning. We want to help you take care of yourself. We want you to live a meaningful life.
We offer Telemental Health Services across Washington, Oregon and Florida state.
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Meet Our Psychologists
We are both clinical psychologists. We are Native Spanish speakers and fully bilingual. We are both compassionate and focused on providing an accepting and safe space for you. We want you to feel safe sharing your story and find your strength, your voice to become the kind of person you want to be. We’d love to work with you.
Dr. Angelique Meléndez-Blanch
Dr. Yarlene Lopez Delgado
Joyce D. Pallens, Psy D
Some Commonly Asked Questions
It’s very common to feel nervous. We are here to guide you to the process and with compassionate care make you feel understood and heard. It can be hard to talk about feelings out loud. The fear around that can feel overwhelming. Taking steps to seek help for the challenges we face is a huge step. It takes courage to realize we can’t face our issues alone.
Therapy is a space where you can be yourself and feel safe from judgement, including feeling nervous. We are committed to finding a way to care for your nervousness and ensure sessions are as comfortable as possible. We are here if you want to talk about it during a free phone consultation.
Take your time to read through our website. If you sense that one of us may be a good fit based on what you are reading, you can email us at email@example.com to schedule your initial free consultation.
During a free phone consultation, you can ask how we work as therapists, or any other questions you may have that are specific-to-you. You’ll also be able to give us an idea about what’s bothering you and we will let you know how we can help.
It may be helpful to see the first sessions as a way to explore your needs and if our services are the right fit for you During the sessions, you’ll be able to see how you feel working with us. Our approach is not going to work for everyone. What’s most important to us is that you find someone who you feel is the right fit for you. We can explore that together.
If something feels overwhelming or even terrifying to discuss, that’s actually very normal. It can often feel difficult to talk about some things. During our sessions, it will always be up to you if you feel ready to talk about something or not. It’s our job to give you the space where you can start to work through the tough situations and feelings. Working at a pace that feels comfortable you, you can share those things that you feel ready to share.
You can also share that you are nervous to open up about something and we can talk about that too. Whatever is present for you. Whatever you are going through. Bring that to session and we can explore that together.
If you open up to us, we will not think you are crazy or a bad person, we will think you are extremely brave and strong.
Many of our clients have had the same fear (that people would think they are crazy or a bad person).
Through our own life journeys and working with clients, we both know how ‘normal’ your experience is. Many people feel just like you. You have nothing to be ashamed about. Nothing you can say will cause us to judge you.
I know we all have our imperfections, we may have gone through very hard times, we all suffer in different ways.
Whatever it is you’re going through, we provide a safe space where you can feel heard and supported without judgement
It can be concerning feeling like things you say or do in therapy could “get out.” So we want you to know that unless you are in danger or someone else is, your story is confidential and your time in the session is protected.
We highly respect your privacy and value your trust.
You can rest assured that you can talk about anything without fear of that information getting out.
If you have specific questions about how confidentiality works, you can ask during your during a free phone consultation or anytime during our work together.
You might be asking about how long therapy will take because you are currently struggling and want relief fast.
If this is true for you, we want you to know that on average, new clients start seeing positive effects after the first few sessions.
By that point, they they feel like they have learned some ways to manage challenging stuff in their lives a bit better
The total duration of therapy varies from client to client.
Some clients find 6-12 weeks to be enough to resolve immediate challenges. While other clients feel more supported by longer term therapy. We will work together to find the length of time that works for you.
Overall, you can think of the first session as an assessment that helps me get to know you and the challenges that brought you into treatment, as well as an opportunity for you to ask questions about therapy. We will invite you to share more about yourself and we can also talk about what’s worked or not worked for your mental health in the past.
You can ask questions as well. You might be curious about about our experience or how future sessions work.
The most important part of a first session is that you see if you feel we are a good fit for you. If you feel safe, accepted, and comfortable, we can discuss if you’d like to meet again.