Melissa Bada-Devers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Melissa Bada-Devers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 44SC05941500
Secondary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 090416
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $165 Individual Session 45min
$185 Individual Session 60 min
$200 Intake Session 60 min
$225 Hypnotherapy Session 90 min
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


293 State Route 18 South
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816

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My Approach to Helping

*Currently accepting new clients for Telehealth. I am licensed in the states of New York and New Jersey.*

I work with individuals who have experienced various types of trauma, loss, or abuse. At times, these experiences may show up later in various ways. Some may even experience anxiety, depression, and even PTSD as a result. Life transitions are part of the human experience but for many, change can feel unsettling, accompanied by feelings related to discomfort. You may have an awakening and realize you have been living your life in "survival mode”. You may look at your current surroundings and interpersonal relationships or reflect on life decisions or partners you have engaged with. You may ask yourself, “Is this what I truly want?” “Is this how I want to live the rest of my life?” This past year has been full of challenges. You may be experiencing a variety of emotions, both on a collective and personal level. But it has also created potential opportunities for inner healing and shifting. It is my intention to hold space and assist you in healing those deeper wounds you may still be carrying. For some, this could include the process of making the shift from survival mode to emotional freedom. I specialize in working with different types of trauma as well as life transitions. I have extensive experience in particular with working with survivors of sexual trauma, including history of childhood sexual abuse (as well as other types of abuse). I offer a holistic psychotherapeutic approach to healing that encompasses a combination of mind, body, and soul work. I work with a combination of modalities that include traditional talk psychotherapy (including Trauma-Informed CBT), Mindfulness, Heart-Centered Hypnotherapy, Guided Imagery, Inner Child work, etc. Together, we can collaborate to discover which approaches work best for you.

More Info About My Practice

We all deserve to be seen and heard. I feel privileged in helping and empowering others to heal, grow and transform. If we both feel it is a good fit, I look forward to being a part of your healing journey.

Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English
  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Sexual abuse and assault
    Childhood abuse
    Life transitions
    Spirituality and Spiritual awakenings
    Pregnancy, birth trauma, parenting, and infant loss.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Spirituality
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Therapy
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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