The Psychitecture Method
Rachel Melvald is the founder of PSYCHITECTURE art and design firm.
The PSYCHITECTURE method was born out of the increased need of trauma-informed couples intervention in the living space. She’s developed a specialized set of trauma-informed therapeutic skills based on research in how the environment co-regulates and improves our mental health individually while also serving to intervene with couples, families and systems in spatial design conflict. Rachel was featured in DWELL magazine and currently hosts the podcast called “The Psychitect is IN”. She will debut her first book on PSYCHITECTURE this fall.
The Psychitecture Team
RACHEL MELVALD, LCSW, SEP
is a practicing psychotherapist and trauma expert specializing in couples and systemic therapy.
Additionally trained in architecture and design at Southern California Institute of Architecture and UCLA, she is the founder of PSYCHITECURE inc. a niche coaching and consultancy merging the design environment and mental health. Her work in community mental health led her to train in various early attachment models, influencing her to treat clients in the developmental trajectory through an object-relations lens. With a certification as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, her clinical practice further evolved to treat acute and chronic-developmental trauma. A certification in Jungian studies at the Jung Institute of Los Angeles informed her trauma practice to incorporate the use of dreams and embodied imagery to unlock and heal symptomatology. Upon certification in the Gottman Method of couples therapy, her clinical practice began to specialize in couples who were increasingly strained in their living environment such as in developmental shifts of cohabitation, remodels, and separation.
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Born in New Orleans, LA Kevin’s work in the building industry did not begin as a general contractor.
He started early as an apprentice to his father, Winslow Garnier Sr.. Kevin’s father had a work ethic that was second to none. He felt that if you were old enough to eat, you were old enough to work. Because of this, Kevin began honing his skills at a very early age. His expectations are high on every aspect of a home’s assemblage, and with his extensive knowledge and background experience, those who work for him respect his knowledge and meet his standards.
Even after many years in the building industry, when asked, Kevin admits that ever part of the building process continues to inspire him with each new project he encounters, but quickly adds that the most enjoyable part of his profession is the former customers that have become some of his very dearest friends. Kevin’s personal relationships with his customers is what he values most. Kevin always enjoys stepping on to a piece of property, though it may be rough and undeveloped, and beginning to imagine, see, and define its underlying potential. Over a period of time, that area is soon developed into a work of art…, a beautiful demonstration of architecture, intriguing landscape, and interesting colors and textures that have come together to make a place of serenity for his customers. A place they can proudly call home.
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