Zahira Melendez Therapy

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

Marriage and Couples Therapy

You're exhausted from the constant conflicts over trivial matters, feeling misunderstood and disconnected in your relationship. You long for closeness and intimacy, but it feels like you're both speaking different languages. Small misunderstandings escalate, and you find yourselves retreating to your corners, each stubbornly clinging to your own perspective. You know there's a better way to relate, to build a partnership based on mutual understanding and support, but you're not sure how to break the cycle. This is where I come in.

I help couples like you learn the language of healthy relationships, transforming your interactions to cultivate intimate connections. We'll work to develop essential skills and remove obstacles to effective communication and closeness. I'll guide you in embracing a life centered around "us" instead of "you and me."

I offer extended 80-minute sessions for partners to fully share their experiences. Start your journey today by scheduling a free 30-minute phone consultation through my online calendar.

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.