Melanie Moir, AMFT, APCC
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #106612
Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor #5205
(805) 987-3162 x16
Melanie Moir, MA is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist/Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor under the supervision of Susan Richter, LMFT, SEP, CEDS. She received her BS in Psychology with a concentration in Child Development from Kaplan University with Summa Cum Laude honors. She received her MA in Counseling Psychology, Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, Professional Clinical Counseling, and Depth Psychotherapy from Pacifica Graduate Institute.
Melanie is a Depth Psychotherapist using a Jungian, Humanistic, Attachment-based, empathic approach to working with clients. She offers a Self-Psychology style of counseling to empower her clients in reaching their ultimate emotional, psychological, and spiritual growth and development. She has experience with people of diverse backgrounds and populations including LGBTQ+ individuals, personality and mood disorders, dual diagnosis clients and veterans. She treated inpatient adolescents and adults at Vista del Mar Behavioral Healthcare Hospital during her student internship. Working as a Senior Counseling Intern at Pacific Pride Foundation in Santa Barbara for the past two years, Melanie has facilitated an HIV/AIDS support group, a parents of transgender youth support group, as well as treating her own weekly clients, many of them transgender.
Currently, Melanie co-facilitates New Beginnings’ DBT group, Eating Disorder Support group, and Rainbow Resilience, and also sees children, adolescents, individual adults, couples and families. She offers play therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Voice Dialogue facilitation, somatic therapy, and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. Melanie is a compassionate counselor who believes that every person she has the opportunity to work with therapeutically was put in her path for both client and therapist to heal and grow.
“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become” –Carl Jung