Melika Biglarpour-Watson, LMFT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Melika is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of Oregon and Hawaii. Melika is currently attending a sex therapy certification program through the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Melika completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology & Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine. She continued her education by obtaining a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. As a trainee, Melika worked with diverse clients at a rehab setting and a low-cost clinic in Los Angeles, Ca. As an associate, she continued working towards licensure in Oahu, Hawaii. Melika worked at a medication-assisted treatment center and provided substance abuse treatment to incarcerated women.
Melika works with clients ages 18 + and of all races, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, SES, immigration status, and cultural background.
Melika provides services to couples and individuals struggling with anxiety, frequently worrying, sadness, lost interest in activities, grief, the stress of change, a new transition, and adversity. She works with clients struggling with sexuality, identity, sexual challenges, relationship issues, difficulty communicating, and lack of connection. She, also, provides services for individuals feeling stuck, lost, or discouraged from experiences of violence (verbal, physical, emotional), sexual assault, and family-related issues.
Melika creates a safe and judgment-free environment for people to heal and grow. She collaboratively works with you to identify your unique needs and create an individualized treatment plan. She utilizes skills and tools from her training while also meeting you where you are at. Melika
integrates a holistic approach by connecting the mind, body, and heart (soul) in treatment. She utilizes mindfulness, attachment, somatic, psychodynamic, motivational interviewing, developmental model, CBT, person-centered, and intersectionality approaches.
Melika is practicing a hybrid model and will meet with clients in person or via telehealth based on your preferences.
Melika was born in Iran and moved to Canada as a young child. Melika spent most of her upbringing in Southern California. She can relate to the beauty of being bicultural, as well as the challenges of migrating and being an immigrant. She is also bilingual in Farsi and English. Melika lives in Portland with her partner, dog, and two cats. She enjoys hiking, reading, yoga, traveling, Acupuncture and eating delicious desserts
Rates & Insurance
Melika is in-network with:
- First Choice
- Pacific Source
- Intake Session (Initial Consult) – 60 min session – $250
- Couples Intake Session (Initial Consult) – 90 min session – $315
- Individual Therapy – 50 min Therapy session – $185
- Couples Therapy – 50 min Therapy session (Cash pay only) – $235
- Couples Therapy – 90 min Therapy Session (Cash pay only) – $275
- OON (Out of Network)
Please note, that the decision to not work with insurance providers for couples therapy is to protect your privacy and ensure there are no limitations to the services you receive. When working directly with insurance providers, therapists are required to assign you a mental health diagnosis, as well as provide the diagnosis and treatment plan to the insurance provider.
Self Pay Option
If you prefer to pay out of pocket, MindTree accepts all payments from all major credit cards, checks, cash, or HSA ( Health Savings Account). The following rates apply to self-pay clients.
OON (Out of Network)
If you have an insurance plan which Melika does not accept, we can help you for possible reimbursement from your insurance provider. Necessary documentation (Counseling only) will be provided to submit your sessions to your insurance companies. If you like to use your OON benefits and have out of network mental health coverage, we are able to bill your sessions directly to your insurance company. Please be aware of your out of network mental health benefits before scheduling. We encourage you to call your carrier to find out your OON benefits.
Please check your out of network coverage carefully by asking the following questions to your insurance company:
- Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
- What is the coverage amount per session?
- How many sessions are covered?
- Do my benefits cover sessions with an Out of Network Provider?
Melika offers a sliding scale fee for those who are unable to afford services. Spaces are subject to availability