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Stefani Melendez
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Telehealth Certification
New York

In-network with

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield New York (formerly Empire), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Cigna

Specializes in

Grief, Loss, Relationship Issues, Trauma, and Women's Issues

Great to meet you!

Hello Everyone! I am certified in Telemental Health, Grief, and Trauma. In my experience I have supported adults in a college setting by providing a safe space for navigating work, life, and school demands. My passion is helping individuals with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, grief, racial trauma, and career exploration. As a person of color, I aim to aid clients from similar communities and help to reduce the stigma around mental health in underserved ethnic groups.

A bit about my approach to therapy

My philosophy revolves around collaboration and focusing on your strengths to guide you in transforming your life. Think of us as partners where I provide tools and support while you lead in your personal growth journey. I empower you to create your blueprint for success instead of solving challenges for you. Together, we establish a strong foundation so you can confidently face future obstacles with the skills and strategies to address them independently.

What you can expect from our first session

Starting therapy for the first time can be very daunting so establishing a warm, open-minded space for a client is my priority. I work with clients using strengths based therapy to identify their strengths and how to utilize them effectively to build solutions. The goal is also to improve resilience by creating an internal coping skills toolbox that they can pull from if a similar situation arises in the future. The ultimate goal is to help you to become your own catalyst for change.

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Insurance carriers Stefani accepts

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield New York (formerly Empire)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts

More about Stefani

MA (Master of Arts) at Brooklyn College of the City University of Ny
License type: LMHC (New York)
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background and Hispanic
Languages: English
Works with: Adults
More specialties: Family Issues, Depression, Anxiety, Maternal Mental Health, and Stress
Modalities: Mindfulness-Based (MBCT), Strength-Based, and Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)