Doctor French, PsyD, MSW, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and brings 20 years of mental health experience to her practice. She works with children, adolescents, adults, and families and her specializations include anxiety, parenting, postpartum depression, life transition, grief and spiritual counseling. Dr. French has a special interest in using mindfulness self-compassion to help clients experience a greater sense of authenticity and passion in life. At this time, she accepts Tricare, Medicare, EAP plans, FSA accounts as well as out-of-network clients. She maintains professional membership with American Psychological Association, San Diego Psychological Association and is a member of the SDPA Mindfulness Committee.

Dr. French graduated with a doctorate in clinical psychology in 2012 from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and completed pre- and post-doctoral training at Through the Looking Glass, part of The National Center for Families with Disabilities, and with the Contra Costa County Mental Health Court before relocating to Southern California. Melody has worked in home-based, primary care, group homes, and school-based settings and is excited to bring her experience to Balance.