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Which of the Following Statements Can You Relate To?

I want to move away from limiting feelings and attitudes.

I believe there's nothing wrong with being selective in who I want to spend my time with.

I believe in working hard and the ability to enjoy the lifestyle that I have created.

I believe in creating a life for myself that I can be proud of.

I want to be surrounded by the people I love, who are supportive, that inspire me and that I also inspire.

I want to feel that I have accomplished something.


You feel at peace and confident in situations that used to upset you. You remain cool, calm, and collected in the face of the old trauma and fears, and in any current situation.

You have the tools you need to confront challenging situations with grace and certainty. You feel empowered by the work you’ve done to own the way you move through the world no matter what you encounter.

You live life the way you want to, having people around you that are supportive and exciting to be with. You stand a little taller with the new confidence you have achieved, honoring yourself, and living to your highest standard.

This Could Be Your REALITY

Why Work with Doctor Melissa?

The things that I have to offer are my age and life experiences, my caring, and my spiritual perspective.

I love what I do, and, if it weren't for the bills, I would do it for free.

I love going deep with people.

I feel that everything that I have done in my life, everything that I have been through, everything that's happened for me, has made me a better therapist.

You & The Challenges You Face Are Welcome Here

Even the strongest of us deserve help and support as we navigate through life.

Suffering through stress and change can be so challenging.  Counseling is a valuable support in every stage of your life. If you’re ready to hone the skills to help you move beyond just surviving to thriving and finding your path to a brighter future, Dr Melissa Valentina is here to help you secure a more vibrant future. 

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Where do you need healing?

Online Couples Therapy

When there’s a loss of connection with your partner, Therapy that helps you find your way back to one another. 

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Therapy for Depression

Therapy to help you feel better about yourself, become more confident and more convinced of your self-worth. 

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Stress & Anxiety Therapy

When you’re not able to sleep at night, and you spend your days worrying about whether you’re good enough, therapy can help.

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Challenging Intimate Relationships

It’s not family therapy you need, but you do want to process some of those hurts from long ago that still affect you today. 

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Loss of Something That Matters

Whether it’s the loss of a person, a pet, a life stage, or a way of moving through life, Grief is perhaps the hardest (and most important) work you will ever do. 

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Not Sure? 

Life has many twists and turns, many of which are unexpected, and you may not always know what you need, only that something feels off.
No worries, that’s where we’ll start.

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My Mission

New Leaf Therapy was created to help people calm, soothe, and heal their way into a better, more joyful life.

We offer mental and emotional health therapy for motivated adults. We help them discover ways to relax the mind.

Connect with and honor their true self, their intrinsic strength and wholeness so they know who they are, what they want, and have the confidence to live their life in that way.

My Approach

My intention is to help individuals and couples develop more meaningful and fulfilling relationships, including the relationship with self. The clients who benefit the most from working with me are those who are willing to take responsibility for their life and well-being and to work on bettering themselves.

I only take on a limited amount of clients so I can provide the best quality care and counseling experience for each of my clients.

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Our Resources

Blogs & articles to learn from.

Rave Reviews

"Truly confident of her skill and expertise"

"I had the wonderful opportunity to experience the Rewind Technique with Dr. Melissa. I am truly confident of her skill and expertise as a clinician and would highly recommend working with Dr. Melissa for trauma and phobia resolution."


"She has been here to listen; I needed that most"

"She has been here to listen; I needed that most. And teaching me how to take care of myself. I love that the most. I never knew how to take care of myself, always being in the front line to take care of everyone else. Now that I have learned how to take care of myself I have better, peaceful sleep."


"Her advice has already had a significant impact"

"Dr. Valentina has been an excellent source of support and advice. She really grasped my issues and my situation right off the bat, as if I was talking to an old friend. Her advice has already had a significant impact and I feel better equipped with the tools I need to get me through. She is great at making me feel at ease, I feel as if I am in very capable hands."


"Ever since our session, I feel so much more relaxed"

"Dr. Melissa is a great hypnotherapist. She's helped me with an old trauma. Ever since our session, I feel so much more relaxed. I contacted Melissa because of my anxiety. Which is completely gone now! I felt safe and cared for. I definitely recommend Dr. Melissa, she's a kind and very professional woman."


"I feel much more confident and happy now"

"I want to thank you, Dr. Valentina. You have been a life saver during this time. I can’t express my gratitude but I don’t know where I possibly would have been if it wasn’t for your guidance and help. I hope to carry on the things that we talked about for my entire life. I feel much more confident and happy now :)"


"You were exactly what I needed at exactly the right time"

I just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your support so far. You were exactly what I needed at exactly the right time. I have so much more confidence in myself and I’ve learned an insane amount about myself through this period and I’m excited about my future to put it all to good use. Couldn’t have done it without you!