BLOOM A LIFE YOU LOVE.
Empowering wellness and worth purposefully through heart as the key to blooming a life you love.
Hello! Maria Mellano here, creator of WellWorth. I’m a seasoned psychotherapist, coach and psychodramatist based in Boston. I created WellWorth because I view well-being and worth as core to the human condition and believe they must be aligned with heart in order to truly feel fulfilled. My hope is to empower this through purposeful, passionate and full-potential living for my clients. By embracing wholeness, including the shadow and pain, as nourishment for growth, while simultaneously tending to essentials for success such as pacing, applying skills where and when needed, having and holding courageous boundaries and applying practical strategy to address issues, we work towards blooming a life you truly love. I work with individuals, couples and family in sessions. I offer a online group for women called Bloom Self and personalized Dare to Bliss Retreats.
Many clients I see struggle with relationships - be it with themselves, a part of themselves, or others, or with food, alcohol, excessive media use, money and/or ego-driven striving. The WellWorth path starts from within, with your relationship with yourself first. This does not mean ignoring issues in your environment that need to be changed or addressed. It means letting go of looking outside oneself for the cause or solution, letting go of blame and the pattern of expecting other people or things to change before you do. This is a "may it begin with me" approach and taking effective action from there.
We clarify what's draining and weighing on you as well as what fulfills and ignites you. We help you connect to what helps you thrive and your gifts to share. We focus on bringing what's needed such as insight, acceptance, inspiration, skills, balance and boundaries to the areas needed most and that you have defined as your priorities for the work. We guide you through the healing and sensitivity that naturally occurs with the disruption from growth and change and we focus on establishing and holding fresh boundaries where needed. We stay the course as lasting changes unfold and stabilize. We keep a special eye on self-care as well as your greater vision for your life throughout. We apply powerful experiential exercises for practice and insight which brings the work to life creatively and sustainably.
Live with Purpose.
Let your heart be your guide.
Bloom a life you love!
Bloom focuses on 8 core modules specifically designed to empower women with the skills, support and container necessary to embrace Self-Love as the superpower it is. Self in this group context is defined as a formless state of being characterized by the 8 C's as defined by Internal Family Systems Therapy: Curiosity, Confidence, Connection, Courage, Care, Calm, Compassion and Creativity. By anchoring in Self, we can welcome and honor all that emerges as fodder for growth, embracing all thoughts and feelings as gifts here to help in our journeys. Bloom especially focuses on valuing the more traditional feminine energies such as intuition, receptivity, sensitivity and empathy that can be judged as weakness by dominant notions of power and unconscious conditioning. Awaken to the power of Blooming Self-Love.
8 Core Modules:
Aligning with intuition.
Mastering classic emotion-mind traps driving self-defeat.
Loving the inner critic into balance.
Embracing your inner warrior/goddess.
Dare to Bliss Retreats are personalized soul-growth intensives tailored to you.
They provide space, time and depth to align with soul for the greater good.
Are you at an impasse? Are you unsure of what's next for you? Do you deeply desire something different for your life but don't know where to begin or what steps to take? Do you feel disconnected, done or dead inside? Do you feel ready for something new, alive and soul-nourishing? Do you have an idea, like for a new business, brand or path that you want to evolve?
Daring to Bliss requires pausing ego-driven striving to make space for quieting into hearing a deeper song. It's an invitation to step into a meadow of space and time allowing for profound, thoughtful and experiential soul-level attunement that can connect you with your gifts. A Dare to Bliss retreat includes attention to your strengths and areas for growth, your values and archetypes and important relationships in your life as well as practical planning for actualizing your intentions.
Why Dare? Because it takes courage to break out of ego-conditioning to soul-calling living. And, no matter where you're at in your life, stepping out of ego-driven striving onto the path of flow is possible. Think of it like the soul and ego holding hands along your journey's path. Like petals on flowers align harmoniously, our lives can feel that way too. A Dare to Bliss Retreat can support your ego hearing the song of your soul with acceptance and love - aligning change centered in this companionship.
LISTEN TO THE BEAUTY OF YOUR SOUL
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, and 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. She’s experienced 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 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 family business owner, 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.