As a physician and healthcare provider, you put others before yourself day in and day out.

Between working long shifts, attending to others’ needs, and being on-call,  you don’t  have time for much else. There are areas of your life that you would like to improve, but you are so tired that, on your days off, you barely have time to eat, sleep, or exercise. Finding a therapist feels like just another thing to add to your ever-expanding to-do list. You may want to improve your relationship with you partner, how you deal with stress, or how work is impacting your personal life.  You sometimes feel problem rich and time poor. You want things to get better but you don’t have a lot of time to do it. 

I can help. 

How?

Dr. Melanie Chinchilla provides solution-focused therapy tailored to help you meet your goals and make changes in your life. She helps physicians and healthcare providers navigate work and personal issues during various stages of their career. We know that your time is valuable and in short supply. In addition to in-person appointments, Approach Therapy also offers online therapy (also called teletherapy) which allows you to meet with me from the comfort of your own home or office so you don’t have to commute.  Dr. Chinchilla is a credential psychologist with the National Register of Health Psychologists. She has worked in emergency rooms, inpatient units, outpatient clinics, large healthcare systems, and private practices. In addition to her PhD in Clinical Psychology, she also holds a Masters degree in Healthcare Administration.  She completed training at the University of California, San Francisco in the UCSF Faculty and Staff Assistance Program where she served  faculty, staff, residents, physicians, postdocs and clinical fellows.

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