Melanie Vollono, LMFT, is a licensed associate marriage and family therapist from Fairfield, Connecticut. Melanie received a bachelor’s degree in English language and literature with a minor in creative writing from Sacred Heart University where she was a member of the national English honor society, Sigma Tau Delta. She then went on to complete a master’s degree in marital and family therapy from Iona College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude.
During her clinical training, Melanie worked for a broad range of community-based services, including the Mid-Fairfield Child Guidance Center and Center for Discovery. Melanie also worked on campus at the Iona Family Therapy Clinic and has experience in treating individuals, couples, and families. She is experienced in many models of therapy, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and is formally trained in Family Based Therapy (Also known as the Maudsley Method.) Melanie is passionate about working with adolescents, young adults, couples, and families. She also has a specialized interest in the treatment of Eating Disorders, and has been working as a primary adolescent eating disorder therapist at Walden Behavioral Care for the past two years in their outpatient clinic.
Melanie uses a structural and systemic family therapy approach in her work. She also incorporates narrative therapy techniques to allow clients and families to “tell their story while also looking towards positive change. Melanie utilizes a strengths-based treatment approach and believes that the therapeutic process is collaborative. Areas of interest include: Anxiety, mood disorders, OCD, school/social anxiety, eating disorders, parenting skills, couples counseling, and family transitions.