Family Counseling in Pasadena


Recover a deeper connection with your child

I help children, teenagers and parents find hope and resilience through the tough times.

You want good things for your child: to feel confident, communicate well, make good friends, and succeed academically. You want to enjoy being with them without frustration or worry. 

But it can be so hard when a child struggles with fear, sadness or low self-esteem. It is discouraging when they refuse to follow directions or if they often have an attitude. Many parents feel helpless as they try to help their child or relate to their teenager. 

My role is to help your child or teen understand and communicate their feelings. They will learn strategies to overcome their fears, cope with overwhelming feelings, and build confidence. I will  work closely with you as the parent to help you respond effectively to your child’s behaviors and understand what they need to succeed. 

I love helping families feel connected and empowered again. Let’s figure out the next step towards healing for your child. Request a call to set up a free consultation. 

Create warmth with your child today

It’s easy to lose sight of what really matters when things get tough, like having a strong connection with your child. We often forget that a warm relationship goes a long way to help with problems that we face.

ADHD Field Guide

When it comes to your teen/child’s ADHD, getting the right information can make a significant difference. This guide will walk you through symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment strategies.

And it’s FREE. Just download, read, and get clear about how to best help your teen/child.

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As Featured on KPCC

“Many adolescents have experienced loss during the pandemic, or have been understandably fearful of contracting or spreading the coronavirus. Other young people have become more addicted to digital devices, have spent long periods of time isolated from friends, or are struggling to adapt to being back in a more structured classroom environment. How can parents best support their child during this time? We’re joined by Melissa Winfield, licensed clinical psychologist at Here Counseling in downtown Los Angeles, to discuss.”

AirTalk with KPCC, Interview with Dr. Winfield at 35:00


What kinds of problems do you help with?

I help kids express their needs, learn to problem solve, change their perspectives and cope when things are difficult. For parents, I help you get in the driver’s seat again and develop a plan to restore close relationships in the family.


How much do sessions cost?

My fee is $180/session. I occasionally can accommodate sliding scale appointments. I offer super bills for out-of-network insurance reimbursement. Call our care coordinator with any questions about fee.


What do you like about being a therapist?

I feel so honored when my clients trust me with the areas in their life that feel vulnerable and broken. Seeing them overcome emotional challenges, shake off shame and embrace their strengths is the most exciting part of my job.

Located in Pasadena

I practice at 595 E. Colorado Blvd in Pasadena, Suite 412. Parking can be found on the street.