Last updated: 7/29/2013

Melinda Katahara, LCSW (760) 994-7300
Last Updated: 7/29/2013
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Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:

Focusing on:
Adoption/Foster Care Child Abuse and Neglect
Also serving:
Asperger's Syndrome Attachment Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Couple or Marital Issues Dissociative Disorders Dual Diagnosis Family Issues Interpersonal Relationships Parenting Issues Self Abuse Sensory Processing Disorder Sexual Abuse/Rape Stress Trauma/PTSD
Office and Contact Information
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3150 El Camino Real, Suite E
Carlsbad, CA 92008  

(760) 994-7300

Office Hours:
Wed3:00pm – 9:00pm
SatBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: N/A

Evening Office Hours
Weekend Office Hours


Years of Experience: 6

CA - LCSW [28800]

Credentials and Certifications:

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $100
Couples: N/A
Group: N/A
Family: $125

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: Yes

Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
One Hour per week for Military and Families

Magellan Behavioral Health

Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Children (6-12)
Preschool (Under 6) Young Adults (18-25)
Specific populations:
College Students Grandparents Military/Veterans Step Families Suicidal
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:

Other theoretical approaches:
Advocacy Behavioral Case Management Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) EMDR Guardian ad Litem Narrative Therapy Parent Guidance Play Therapy Psycho-Educational Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Methods - focus areas:
Other methods:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Group
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Christian LDS/Mormon
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Asian Hispanic Pacific Islander
Professional Associations
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)