Zahira Melendez Therapy

"I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. " - Nelson Mandela

Marriage and Couples Therapy

​​I work with couples like you who find themselves in a lifeless relationship. You wake up in the morning next to a person who feels more like a roommate than a partner. You don’t talk to each other like you used to. You miss going out on dates and laughing together. In the evening, you go to separate spaces feeling disconnected and alone. You have been asking yourself “do I really want to stay in this relationship?”. You know something has to change but you are so deep in the rut that you don’t know how to get out of it.

I create a space where you two can come together to have those conversations that are way overdue. A place where you can talk about your deepest dreams, hopes and desires. I will guide you in removing the obstacles that get in your way so you can move towards feeling more appreciated, connected and loved. You can learn how to live a life as “us” and not “you and me” anymore.

Relational Life Therapy

I primarily use Relational Life Therapy (RLT) which is a therapeutic model that seeks to help couples create authentic, honest and intimate relationships. It teaches couples how to resolve conflict, develop personal accountability, improve communication, think relationally, amongst other things. It seeks to create a long-lasting change, not just to add a bandaid to the relationship. In RLT, the therapist is an active participant in the therapeutic process.