Melissa Fritchle, LMFT

Holistic Psychotherapy in Santa Cruz

Workshops and Retreats


Workshops & Retreats


Upcoming Workshops:

 Coming together in a group offers rich opportunities explore and discover new aspects of yourself and your relationships. Being witnessed and hearing other’s stories can be a powerful way to change your perspective and initiate something new. I have a depth of experience leading groups that are experiential and will engage your body, mind, emotions, and soul. Some workshops I co-lead with other healing professionals who I admire and who inspire me.


 Upcoming Workshops :


A 5Rhythms and Mindfulness Group Exploration  

 Join us in a dynamic exploration of our capacity to receive love. Using the 5Rhythms Dance practice and guided mindfulness sessions, as well as the energy of gathering together, we launch in to new self awareness of our potential and blocks to letting in love. Structured over 3 sessions, taken as a whole or individually, we move through  - Love from our Self, Love from Others, Love from Everything. No Dance experience necessary, come as you are.  Imagine your life if you could see the love available to you everywhere…

$50 each class 

Taught with Tom Truman, Certified 5Rhythms Teacher


Private Couple’s Intensive Retreats :

 Couple’s intensive retreats are a chance to do focused work together to shift things in your relationship. Get away from the daily obligations in a vacation setting and do couple’s therapy that is private and geared specifically to your concerns. You come for 2-3 days and we spend 6 or more hours together in sessions. You will also have time to explore together, reconnect and relax in beautiful Santa Cruz and leave with changes that will enhance your relationship for years to come.


Intensives with Melissa are great for:

*Those who want to restart & reconnect

*Couples who have felt stuck in the same patterns

*Couples at a turning point who need to find the next step

*Couples at the beginning of a commitment who want tools to be successful

*Couples looking to increase their intimacy and sexual energy

*People renegotiating open relationship or monogamy agreements

*People who find group workshops intimidating or uncomfortable


Your Intensive includes

-         A pre-intensive phone consultation

-         At least 6 hours session time

-         Explorations to try during your intensive time

-         A practical take-home plan

-         Consultation with your local couple’s therapist, if you request

 Melissa offers limited Intensives each year, so plan to schedule in advance.