Headway

Melisa

Making the decision to seek the guidance and support you need in achieving your optimal happiness is a big step! It is a privilege to join you on this journey, and I look forward to being an active participant in the process of change.

As a Licensed Psychotherapist, I have worked in various settings, which include school, medical, community, and nonprofit based. I have worked with children, youth, and families of all ages experiencing different life stressors, distorted thought patterns, and emotional dysregulation.

Areas of Expertise: I specialize in issues related to anxiety, depression, loss, chronic medical diagnosis, relationships, parenting, children, families, and young adults.

My style is warm, friendly, accepting and goal oriented. I thrive at creating a safe and nonjudgmental space, one where you can feel comfortable and at ease. I draw upon different therapy modality styles; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Psycho-Education, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness and overall, implementing Trauma Informed Care.

My career has been driven by an enormous curiosity about human behavior, a profound interest in helping people, and a deep well of compassion and empathy.My passion is my inspiration, and hopefully yours as well.


Specialties

Career
LGBTQ
OCD
Trauma
Family
Bereavement
Couples
Depression
Adolescents
Anxiety
Women's Issues
ADD/ADHD

Education

MSW (Master of Social Work)
CUNY Hunter College, Silberman School of Social Work

BA (Bachelor of Arts)
Stony Brook University, College of Global Studies

Accepted Insurance

Cigna
United Healthcare
Oscar Health
Oxford


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