About Me

Nery Melendez, LCSW

My practice is geared towards assisting clients in overcoming life's adversities and living a healthy life. I have worked as a psychotherapist for the past 7 years with children, youth and adults. I have worked with families, probation youth and adults, LGBT community, individuals impacted by HIV/ AIDS and substance abuse. 

During the past 5 years I have supervised substance abuse counselors and peer counselors. Participated as a co-facilitator for research groups based on medical distrust impacting medication adherence for people living with HIV/AIDS as well as a focus group for the Department of Justice on mistrust in the legal system by transgender women. I have conducted presentations for USC medical students, Kaiser fellows, and community organizations on topics of LGBT issues, depression, trauma and substance abuse. 


Education

University of Southern California      2014

University of California, Riverside     2010

Languages

English

Spanish