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Melissa Fritchle, MA


Holistic Psychotherapy & Couples Therapy

Sex Therapy

Clinical Hypnotherapy

Appointments available in the Santa Cruz area 831 471-5797

CA Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #46827


Upcoming Training with Melissa


Consultation Group

Wednesdays once a month

4:30pm - 6:30pm
$40 a session

This group is open to interns and licensed therapists or social workers who want support in utilizing more holistic techniques into their work. The group will be kept small so we can build trust and help each grow our practices.
At private residence in Mountain View, CA


CAMFT Café / Put Healthy Sexuality Into Your Treatment Goals (1CE)

April 10th 2015

10:00am - 12:00pm
$5-10

Sexuality is a powerful and integral part of our lives. Yet many psychotherapists feel uncomfortable and ill-equipped to bring up sexual concerns with their clients or to support clients in creating empowered sexual lives. Simply by leaving sex out of conversations with clients, we are sending a message about what is acceptable and what is shameful.

In this talk, holistic sex therapist Melissa Fritchle will provide ways to bring sexual health into your assessments, to honor the role sexuality plays in healing for individuals and couples, and paths to developing clinical competency in diverse sexual issues. She will invite you to reduce the fear and shame around this topic and to become an advocate for healthy sexuality.
For more info: http://santacruztherapist.org/events/cafecamft.php


Kink Aware Therapy (6 CE hours)

April 28th 2015

9:30am - 4:30pm
$120

Whether Fifty Shades of Grey is a flop at the box office or not, it is clear that it sparked many people’s interest and perhaps, desire. More and more couples are opening up to the idea of “kinky” sex as a way to enhance their sex lives and relationships. Are you ready to help them navigate this terrain of sexuality? Chances are your grad school human sexuality trainings barely touched on the true diversity of human sexual expression. This one day workshop will provide you a foundation for being ready to talk about the kink spectrum and to help clients as they explore alternate sexual expressions. We will cover issues of identity, desire, roles and rules, community, and fantasy. Sex-positive assessment tools will allow you to support clients in engaging in healthy ways. We will specifically discuss the diversity within, emotional and relational aspects of BDSM, fetish play, and group sex.

In this talk, holistic sex therapist Melissa Fritchle will provide ways to bring sexual health into your assessments, to honor the role sexuality plays in healing for individuals and couples, and paths to developing clinical competency in diverse sexual issues. She will invite you to reduce the fear and shame around this topic and to become an advocate for healthy sexuality.

  • Learn tools for kink aware sexual health assessment
  • Get resources for clients who are curious or exploring
  • Be clear on legal and ethical guidelines
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the vastness of human sexual expression
  • Recognize and address the identity, relational, desire, and community aspects of kink
  • Practice skills to help clients communicate about sexual desires


Private Classroom in Capitola, CA
MUST PRE REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kink-aware-therapy-6-ces-tickets-16006600172


Online Training


Working with Polyamory & Open Relationships

Offered through Sex Coach U Expert Courses

Online anytime
$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.
http://www.sexcoachu.com/#!polomary/c15lm