Zahira Melendez

Meet Zahira

Hello there!


Thanks for visiting my website. I am a Latina woman who grew up on the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. After completing my Bachelors degree, I moved to the mainland where I completed a 21 year career in the Information Technology sector. I have been living in Austin for 10 years now. It was here where I became a psychotherapist.


As a therapist, I find so much joy walking alongside my clients in their life’s journey. It is encouraging to witness the relief clients experience when they have a breakthrough, when the weight of the past is lifted from their shoulders and they can fully breathe again. It's enriching when couples can speak their truths, are heard and feel reconnected. It is my privilege to work with each of my clients and I value each one of them.

Licensed Marriage and Family Associate

Supervised by Michelle Silva Segura, LPC-S, LMFT-S, SEP

What can you expect from me?

  • Authenticity - I believe in being genuine in the therapy room. I like to be real and nonjudgemental.

  • Collaboration - We’ll work together to identify and meet your needs, whatever they are. My main focus is for you to reach your therapeutic goals. I want you to live the life that you want to live.

  • Support - I am here for you. I want you to feel supported and encouraged.

  • Laughter is welcomed here. I love when it shows up spontaneously in session. We do hard work and laughter can make the process a little bit lighter.


Specialized Trainings (some of my favorites)

  • EMDR Basic Training

  • Advanced Flash Technique

  • Attachment Focused EMDR

  • Relational Life Therapy, Level Three

  • EMDR Therapy Protocols for Early Care and Ongoing Traumatic Stress

  • Somatic Interventions for Chronic Pain & Syndromes

  • Integrated Treatment of Chronic Pain and Chronic Health Conditions


A little more about me

  • I am a wife, daughter, aunt, fur-mom, hiker, and lover of nature.

  • As an islander, I love the beach, the sun, and a nice breeze.

  • I love to travel and explore the local food scene.

  • I enjoy a good sci-fi movie. I grew up watching Alien and Star Wars (sorry Trekkers; no hard feelings).

  • I love a good taco with a sliver of avocado on top.

  • I am a bilingual therapist providing mental health services in Spanish and English.

Set up a free phone consultation to see if we are a good fit to work together.​


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (License #203134)