Melissa Fritchle, LMFT

Holistic Psychotherapy in Santa Cruz

Training for Professionals

 

Trainings for Professionals

 

 Melissa is a rockstar instructor! She is very knowledgeable, well-prepared, supportive, and thorough. I look forward to taking any course with her.

This talk changed my life. It was a synchronistic, helpful, and inspiring.

Melissa Fritchle is one of the best most supportive, intelligent, soulful instructors I have ever had.

 In Person Trainings:

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 Live Online Trainings:

Supporting Families When Kids are Becoming Sexually Active

Wednesday Nov 8th, Noon PST, 1.5 CEs

Facing the realities of a child’s sexuality can be difficult for any parent. As therapists, people turn to us for guidance on how to manage this aspect of parenting and family life. In this webinar Sex Therapist and Educator Melissa Fritchle will discuss developmental sexuality in the context of our modern life so that we can help parents be positive and proactive as their children grow into adulthood. She will outline some of the current topics families may face such as, masturbation, porn, consent, gender, STDs, birth control, abstinence. Providing diverse sex positive-therapy means focusing on ways to support parents to clarify and articulate their own ethics, fears, and hopes regarding their children’s sexuality, while always considering our own counter-transference and mythologies so that we can be more effective. Offered through AAMFT $50-60

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 Online Trainings Available Anytime, Anywhere :

 Working With Sexual Desire in Couples Therapy

 Offered Through AAMFT      $35

The most common sexual complaint clients will bring to couples therapy is low sexual desire, for one or both partners. And yet, many therapists feel at a loss in how to address this complex issue and the relational fallout that can occur for couples after years of a struggling sex life. In this webinar, Ms. Fritchle will look at the newest diagnostic features for low desire and talk about the discrepancies in how to define low desire at all. Ms. Fritchle will outline a holistic sexual assessment that takes into account the interrelated physical, social, spiritual, and mental aspects that can impact desire. She will address common dynamics seen in couples related to low desire, including non-sexual couples, and how to support them in seeking change.  

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Working with Polyamory & Open Relationships

Offered through Sexology University Expert Courses           $399

This course will prepare you to work with clients who are exploring or already engaged in non-monogamous relationship agreements. With the prevalence of divorce and infidelity in our culture, many people are looking for different answers in how to have relationships with integrity. Being familiar and comfortable with the diversity in polyamory and the choices your clients may make is important. Through this course you will learn the basics of different styles and approaches to polyamory, how to help clients establish effective and honest agreements, how to talk about jealousy and safer sex options, and important concepts and terms used in poly communities.

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Professional Consultations:

 I offer private consultations with therapists and health professionals. Do you want to work more holistically with your clients? Do you want to feel more inspired and empowered to create change? Do you want to expand your healing practice to include more depth in the areas of sex and relationships? We can schedule your private consultation as a phone session or in my office. I charge $100/hour for consultations; you can talk about as many cases as you like.