Growing up in South Jersey, Melissa was a creative, introspective, and curious child who loved to read, write, and learn. She moved to New York City at 18 to pursue her dream of studying at NYU. During her studies in speech therapy, Melissa became deeply interested in her psychology classes and developed an enthusiasm for learning about the inner workings of the human mind. She graduated with a B.S in Speech Therapy in 2014, but realized she felt a stronger pull to the human development field. It was at this time she began a new journey on the path to personal development and spiritual growth, and subsequently discovered her true passion: helping others to reach their highest potential as individuals.
Melissa is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) specializing in the treatment of trauma and addictions. She is passionate about walking clients through the healing journey and believes that through facing our struggles we are able to find and embrace our unique strengths and purpose.
Melissa’s approach treats the root of presenting symptoms and addresses the core belief systems that drive problematic patterns. She is trained in EMDR, an evidence-based trauma treatment model designed to reprocess memories that may be leading to PTSD symptoms. Melissa integrates EMDR with other treatment modalities (CBT, DBT, Internal Family Systems, Somatic Experiencing) to meet the individualized needs of the client.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Trauma or PTSD
Education and Certifications
Master of Social Work
Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Why are you passionate about providing mental healthcare?
I am passionate about providing mental healthcare because I believe it is our birthright as humans to heal, and I love taking others through this process!