Dr. Melania Anna Duca

NCP Fellow & Supervisor, CEO at Athena Mental Health, Clinical Director at IBPI, Former Professor of Logic (eCampus University, Italy)

Dr. Melania Anna Duca

Dr. Melania Anna Duca

NCP Fellow & Supervisor, CEO at Athena Mental Health, Clinical Director at IBPI, Former Professor of Logic (eCampus University, Italy)

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist, Sex Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
• Adult (18+) - £75
• Couple (18+) - £125
• Teenager (16-18) - £55
• Older adult (70+) - £55
• Family - £135
• Group - £165
• Supervisee - £90
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Orthoderm Private Medical Clinic, Psychotherapy Clinical Department
2 Ballynahinch Road
Hillsborough, Hillsborough BT266AR - United Kingdom (Great Britain)
Dromore, Dromore (County Down, NI) BT251AA - United Kingdom (Great Britain)

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My Approach to Helping

Among the modalities offered at Dr Duca’s practice are a few innovative tools for mental health treatment such as virtual reality exposure therapy within the context of a psychoanalytic approach to mind investigation, which is found to be very helpful in cases of psychological trauma, generalised anxiety disorder in adults, clinical depression, stress and anger management, and sport performance. Dr Duca specialises particularly in high functioning autism and long-term prognosis such as Asperger syndrome and psychological support to late diagnosed “gifted” children.

Dr Duca can help you with:

- Psychological trauma
- Grief
- Generalised anxiety disorder in adults
- Clinical depression
- Borderline personality disorder (BPD), also known as emotionally unstable personality disorder (EUPD)
- Asperger syndrome (AS)
- Weight loss
- Smoking cessation
- Stress management
- Anger management
- Insomnia
- Sport performance
- Personal growth

Dr Duca can offer a range of therapies including:

- Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
- Biocentric Psychoanalysis®
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
- Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT)
- Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA)
- Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET)
- Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES)

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Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

- Psychological support and therapy for families of EUPD (BPD) patients
- Psychological support and therapy for couples with Asperger patient
- Breakups due to narcissistic abuse
- OCD framework of eating disorders
- Sport performance via cognitive enhancement

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Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Counseling for Offenders
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English
  • Italian

Groups I Work With

    Islamic background

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Problems
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Incest
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Perfectionism
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Trust Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Animal and Equine Assisted Psychotherapies
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP)
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Regression Therapy
  • Sport / Fitness Psychology
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