About Melinda

Melinda - About Melinda

Melinda Carlisle Brackett, M.A., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, MFC43877is a Behavior Therapist who is extensively trained and experienced trained in CBT and DBT. Her psychotherapy practice is diverse and she has a vision of quality care for her clients based on the sound, clinically-proven principals of evidence-based treatments. She is committed to staying current on the latest research and participating in regular training in her field.

Melinda believes that Dialectical Behavior Therapy has tremendous potential to help a variety of problems in living and she is committed to maintaining the program’s integrity as it was designed by DBT founder Marsha Linehan, Ph.D.

Melinda’s Clinical Background and Training:

Melinda has received advanced level intensive training, currently the highest level of training offered as a DBT Therapist and Skills Trainer, from Behavioral Tech, LLC.  and The Treatment Collaborative  where she received advanced level training in Exposure Therapy including treatment for trauma and PTSD. She is a member of an intensively trained consultation Team and provides clinically adherent Dialectical Behavior Therapy in her full-time private practice in San Jose, CA. In addition Melinda has received extensive training from The Center for Cognitive Therapy in Huntington Beach, CA and is a member of the American Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. She is experienced in working with a variety of Emotion Regulation Disorders and has extensive experience using evidence-based protocols with Personality Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Chronic Major Depression, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, and OCD.

Melinda’s Corporate Experience:

About Melinda’s Practice: CriticalPath Counseling  and  San Jose DBT are DBA’s of Silicon Valley Executive Counseling, P.C .  a Marriage & Family Therapy Professional Corporation that serves the entire bay area.

In addition to providing the standard, rigorous and structured Dialectical Behavior Therapy program, CriticalPath Counseling programs include customized strategies using empirically supported CBT protocols in Individual Psychotherapy and Couples Therapy including:

  • Behavioral Activation (for Depression)
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (for Bipolar II and Personality Disorders)
  • Exposure Protocols (for anxiety and panic )
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) (for OCD)
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) ( for PTSD) –
  • DBT Skills Parent Training
  • Problem Solving Therapy and Strengths Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(for chronic challenges in daily functioning and building resiliency)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (that utilizes all of the above protocols inside of the DBT treatment)

Melinda also offers consultation to help spouses, parents and other family members develop a treatment strategy for their loved one. Learn more about these services by calling Melinda at (408) 780-1150 or complete the form on the right side of this page.

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Call: (408) 780-1150 Today

EMAIL: mcarlisle@criticalpathcounseling.com