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 who want to realize satisfying lives motivated by living with purpose, passion, potential and possibility.
I created WellWorth because I believe wellness and worth are core to the human experience and must be aligned in order to live a satisfying life. And, when struggles are used positively as fuel for growth, wellness, worth and potential can be achieved and blooming a life you love is the natural outcome.
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 obstacles which improves their overall quality of life.
The WellWorth path starts from within. Approaching struggles as opportunities for growth means first and foremost, letting go of blame and the pattern of expecting someone or something else to transform your life. This approach focuses 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 and fresh boundaries and provide support as lasting changes unfold and stabilize. We keep a special eye on self-care and holding your greater vision throughout. And, using powerful experiential exercises which bring insights creatively and naturally allows for changes more quickly.
Setting your unique vision, letting your heart be your guide and putting in the effort to hold steady towards the outcomes is the key to blooming an authentic life you love. The work is real; and, it’s well-worth it.
Are you ready to bloom a life you love?
Join the WellWorth path to support you living the best version of yourself - a life founded in well-being, worth, and fulfillment heart-fully aligned with your unique 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, a certified money, marketing and soul coach and 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 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, chanting and meditation. 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.