WellWorth stands for empowering purposeful living with wellness and worth aligned with heart as the key to blooming a life you love.
Hi, my name is Maria Mellano, Creator of WellWorth and a psychotherapist, coach and psychodramatist in Boston.
I created WellWorth because I believe wellness and worth are inextricably linked for transformation to occur; and, when you learn to use your struggles as opportunity for transformation,
you can bloom a life you love. To me, this is purposeful living, which WellWorth empowers.
Many clients I see struggle with relationships - be it with communication and connection, with themselves, a part of themselves, or another person, or with food, money or career. I help people connect to what helps them thrive (wellness) and the gifts they have to share (worth) while effectively addressing their struggles which improves the quality of their experiences in relationships.
Working with me means transformation from within first. Using talk therapy and experiential exercises, we focus on understanding, acceptance, inspiration, skills, balance and boundaries. The work is inherently creative.
We clarify pain and pressure points as well as dreams and sources of fulfillment. We re-pattern limiting behaviors and beliefs that are holding you back. We guide you through the vulnerability that naturally occurs in times of transition and support fresh boundaries as changes unfold and stabilize.
Setting a purposeful vision, letting your heart be your guide then putting in the work is the key to blooming an authentic life you love.
The work is real; and, it’s well-worth it.
Are you seeking more balance, depth and meaning in your life?
Are you ready to bloom a purposeful life you truly love?
Then let us support you to live the best version of yourself... a life founded in well-being, worth, and fulfillment
aligned with your purposeful vision.
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 certified money, marketing and soul coach in Boston. 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 internal family systems, dialectical behavioral therapy and psychoanalysis. Her approach includes an experiential and spiritually based focus on alignment, attachment, systems and psychodynamics with a particular focus on working with highly sensitive and attuned people. 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 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 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, Massachusetts’ Financial District. She offers remote sessions, group intensives, and transformational coaching programs.