WellWorth stands for empowerment with wellness and worth heartfully aligned as the key to blooming a life you love.
Hi, my name is Maria Mellano, Creator of WellWorth and a psychotherapist, coach and psychodramatist based in Boston. I work with adults, couples and families desiring satisfying lives. My hope is to empower purposeful, passionate and full-potential living, for you to realize blooming a life you love.
I created WellWorth because I believe well-being and worth are core to the human experience and must be aligned with heart in order to live a satisfying life. And, when struggles are used soulfully and positively as fuel for growth, well-being and worth can be achieved and blooming a life you love is the natural outcome.
Many clients I see struggle with relationships - be it communication and connection, with themselves, a part of themselves, or others, or with food, money or career. I help people connect to what helps them thrive (well-being ) and the gifts they have to share (worth) while effectively addressing barriers to success which improves their overall quality of life.
The WellWorth path starts from within - your relationship with yourself. And, from there, it focuses on using challenges as fuel for transformation. Approaching struggles as opportunities for growth means first and foremost, letting go of blame and the pattern of expecting other people or things to change before you do. Mine is a "let it begin with me" approach.
We focus on bringing insight, acceptance, inspiration, skills, balance and boundaries to the areas needed most. We clarify pain and pressure points (what's draining and weighing on you) as well as dreams and desires (what fulfills and ignites you.) We guide you through the vulnerability that naturally occurs with the disruption of growth, inspire establishing and holding fresh boundaries. And, we provide support as lasting changes unfold and stabilize. We keep a special eye on self-care and holding your greater vision throughout. And, we use powerful experiential exercises for practice and insight which brings the work to life creatively and sustainably.
Make the commitment.
Let your heart guide your course.
Join the WellWorth path today.
Bloom a life you love!
Maria Mellano, LICSW, CP/PAT
Creator of WellWorth
Maria Mellano, Creator of WellWorth, is a seasoned psychotherapist, licensed clinical social worker, certified practitioner of psychodrama and group psychotherapy, a certified money, marketing and soul coach. Most of all, she's a human on the path of life,
just like you.
She's been in the mental health field for over 20 years since getting her MSW at Smith College and working with a variety of client populations, including a specialty in eating disorders. She has extensive practice in psychodrama, drama therapy, internal family systems, dialectical behavioral therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Her approach includes an experiential and spiritually based focus on alignment, attachment, systems and psychodynamics with a particular focus on working with highly sensitive, creative and attuned types and entrepreneurs. Maria is especially committed to supporting those longing to make a positive difference in the world lead lives of depth and impact by bringing their wellness, worth and purpose into full alignment.
As a next generation inheritor, Maria grew up in her family’s Southern California flower growing business, later playing an active role in the real estate aspect of the business and estate transition planning process. The way she has navigated complex family dynamics and her sense of purpose in the world underwent a pivotal change at age 23, when she experienced sexual assault. This was followed by living abroad in Japan for 3.5 years where Maria encountered and embraced Buddhism as well as other eastern healing modalities such as acupuncture. Maria’s recovery and claiming of her survivorship put her on the path to transforming life’s hardships to make a positive difference in the world, and supporting others to do the same. Another major turning point came in 2007, when Maria experienced acute life threatening auto immune illness and nearly lost her life. At this time, she was guided into energy healing, somatic therapy, and other forms of alternative healing practices.
Doing this healing work in addition to her decades long Buddhist meditation and chanting practice not only allowed Maria to make a miraculous recovery, but also gave her a lived experience of making the impossible possible, and a desire to empower others to do the same.
Maria’s office is based in Boston’s Financial District. She offers in person and remote sessions, group intensives, and transformational coaching programs.