Ben Simpson, Psy.D.

Melanie Wendt, LPCC, MA, M.Ed

Licensed Therapist & Clinical Counselor

Therapy is for all of us

I’ve dedicated my professional life to helping people grow and become the best version of themselves. Whether it has been in the role of Personel Development at large corporations or as a High School therapist, helping people overcome their challenges is my strength. Today, I want very much to hear your story. I offer a welcoming, safe, and judgment-free space where you can be your most honest self. I work hard to make sure my clients feel heard and supported. I will listen carefully to you and offer tailored perspectives and ideas to help you maximize your strengths, conquer obstacles, and live a happier life.

Professional Background

My educational background consists of a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from the Adler University in Chicago and a Master’s in Education from the University of Tuebingen, Germany. I am a trained life coach by ISB, Germany, and have completed the Applied Compassion Training (ACT) at Stanford University.
Prior to owning a private therapy practice, I worked in the corporate world as well as a school therapist for High School and Middle School students.

Life outside of therapy

When I am not working with clients I am supporting my teenage kids in chasing their dreams. I love to surf and travel the world in search of the endless summer.


Sara K.
Melanie is kind, caring, and supportive. After experiencing a personal trauma, she listened empathetically and guided me toward a path of healing to reduce my anxiety. If you are looking for a therapist in Los Gatos, you would be in good hands with Melanie.

Karen A.
Melanie is a kind & compassionate person which makes her an excellent listener and therapist – she always asks good questions to draw out good discussions – her office is cozy & zen & very welcoming as she is.

Liz F.
Melanie is a wonderful listener, and she knows how to break challenging issues down to their simplest parts by asking the perfect questions and helping to clear the way toward finding resolutions. She is always calm, always present and you never feel judged by her. Her warmth, smile, and sense of humor make her very approachable.