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Do you feel as though your work and life obligations are sucking the life out of you? When your stress goes up, you may not feel like yourself anymore. You might feel disconnected from your life. Your relationships may suffer. You might even feel physically sick. Anxiety, depression, and sleep problems often arise from increased stress. I can help you identify what’s causing the stress and help you figure out ways to move forward— So you can feel connected and balanced once again.


Are you considering therapy from the comfort of your own home? Online therapy, or “telemental health,” is a convenient and effective method for treating many mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, grief, etc. If you have been struggling, you do not have to go it alone. I can meet with you via live video, instant message (chat), or in person. My physical office is located in Aliso Viejo, California if you are looking for in-person therapy.


Online therapy sessions are conducted via videoconference that is fully HIPAA-compliant. For online sessions, I use SimplePractice. SimplePractice is a free, fully encrypted, HIPAA-compliant video conference platform that works much like Skype or FaceTime. However, with Skype or FaceTime, your privacy is not ensured. Through SimplePractice, your privacy is preserved and sessions are completely confidential.


SimplePractice is compatible with Windows and Mac and is also accessible through a mobile device. Recommended browsers are Chrome or Firefox; however, it is also compatible with Internet Explorer and Safari. There is no need to register with any service or download any applications (however, if you use a mobile device to access the video, you will need the Telehealth for SimplePractice app. You can download it here for iOS or here for Android).  

Benefits of Online Therapy


Tight schedule? Not a problem!

No traffic to worry about.

No driving involved.


Great therapy from potentially across the country!


From the comfort of your own home.

Less stressful.


Proven to be just as effective as in-person therapy.


There are circumstances where online therapy is not recommended, including:

  • If you are having any thoughts of harming yourself
  • If you are in an emergency or crisis situation
  • If you are required to undergo therapy by the court or any other authority
  • If you have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness

Getting Started

To participate in online therapy with me you will need:

Access to a computer (desktop or laptop) or mobile device. 

Reliable internet connection.

Meet device requirements:

For laptop or desktop computer, Chrome or Firefox browsers are recommended. Internet Explorer and Safari are also compatible, but may affect the quality of the video. 

For Mobile Device, it is recommended to use at least iOS 10 or Android 6.0 for best quality video. You will need to download the Telehealth by SimplePractice application. You can find them here: for iOS or for Android


Online Therapy

In-Person Therapy

Relaxation Techniques

Rates / Fees

I do not currently accept insurance; however, I can provide you with a superbill that you can submit to your insurance company for out-of-network reimbursement. Contact your insurance company for details.


My fee is $120 per 50-minute hour for both in-office and online sessions.


I do offer sliding scale. Please call or e-mail to discuss financial concerns.

About Dr. Jones

I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in California with over 10 years of experience providing therapy to individuals, adolescents, couples, and families. I work with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, family conflicts, grief and loss, anger, career difficulties, and confidence issues. I will work with you to meet your unique and specific goals. My therapeutic approach is integrative. I incorporate my skills in humanistic and existential therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and family systems therapy to tailor our session to your specific needs. I will also utilize narrative and solution-focused techniques in therapy, if they’re a good fit.

It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step, I will walk with you, support you, and empower you. Let’s get started.


Dr. Melissa Jones, PsyD, LMFT


30131 Town Center Dr, Suite 235

Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

(714) 922-0890



Melissa Baker Jones, PsyD, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC 51801