Melody Fortenberry, Ph.D., LMFT

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Dr. Melody Fortenberry is a licensed clinical psychologist and licensed marriage and family therapist, who works with people of various ages in individual, group, couple and family therapy. For over 35 years, the primary focus of her practice has been helping individuals and families achieve their life dreams and aspirations, while creating happy, functional relationships. Many of the issues that she works with pertain to stress, depression, anxiety, anger management, relationship conflict and difficulties, divorce coaching and adjustment, academic and vocational difficulties and attention deficit disorder. Through talking, listening and playing, clients have experienced old wounds and hurts being healed.

Dr. Fortenberry obtained her Ph.D. with an emphasis in clinical psychology from The Fielding Graduate University in July, 1982. She also has a M.A. degree from Texas Christian University in Community Psychology and a B.S. degree from St. Louis University in Communication Disorders with an emphasis in learning disabilities.

Dr. Fortenberry has been in private practice since August, 1983. In addition, to doing individual, group, and family psychotherapy, she also does play therapy with children. She has a background in doing psychological testing and evaluations. In addition, Dr. Fortenberry presents at conferences and professional meetings regarding her work with children and families. Her presentations often involve working with couples, the family as a whole, doing group therapy with adults and children, and play therapy.
Accepting New Patients
Primary Office Address
6750 Hillcrest Plaza Drive, Suite 314, Dallas, 75230, Texas
Specialty Areas
Adjustment Disorder|Anxiety|Asperger's|Behavioral Issues|Child Abuse|Child Custody|Chronic Impulsivity|Codependency|Consultation|Coping Skills|Depression|Divorce|Dual Diagnosis|Emotional Disturbance|Family Problems|Forensics/Legal Consultation|Grief or Bereavement|Learning Disabilities|Life Transition & Personal Growth|Marriage or Relationship|Mood Disorders|Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)|Panic or Phobia|Parenting|Peer Relationships|Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD)|Relationship Issues|School Problems|Self Esteem|Self-Harming|Sleep or Insomnia|Social Skills|Spirituality or Religion|Stress or Worry|Suicidal Thoughts|Thought Disorders|Trauma|Women’s Issues
Art Therapy|Attachment-based|Dialectical (DBT)|Eclectic|Emotionally Focused|Family/Marital|Family Systems|Gestalt|Gottman Method|Humanistic|Imago|Integrative|Interpersonal|Mindfulness-based (MBCT)|Play Therapy|Relational|Sand Play|Trauma Focused
Evaluations Offered
Ages Served
Children (3-12)|Adolescents (13-17)|Adults (18-64)|Older Adults (65+)
Payment Methods
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  • AMEX
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  • Check
  • Cash
Sliding Scale
Evening Appointments
Weekend Appointments
Languages (proficient in)
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