My Approach to Helping
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel; that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow."
- Maya Angelou, legendary American poet and author
The search for the right therapist can be overwhelming, but I offer my clients therapy that is experienced, reflective, insightful, and skillful. When you find the right therapist, you'll know by your feelings of ease, warmth, and comfort.
I see each of us as puppets on a string who must learn how to be kind, respectful, and compassionate. There is light at the end of even the darkest tunnel. It can all work out in the end, but doing everything alone is impossible. I tailor my style to meet each individual's needs, using both conventional approaches and artistic and holistic endeavors. Together we can design sessions that give you hope and inspiration.
More Info About My Practice
Melissa is an integrative psychotherapist, subtle energy scientist, sound and crystal
healer, child yoga and mindfulness instructor, speaker, writer, spiritual
entrepreneur, professor of biology and social work and former Waldorf teacher. She
has lead children, families, and professionals on a path to healing and discovering
their core essence for over 20 years. In her practice, Melissa blends an array of holistic and scientific approaches to treat the body, mind, and soul. She is a certified Bio-Well Practioner, Past Life
Regressionist, trained by Dr. Brian Weiss, and a Child-Centered Play and Sand Play
Therapist. She is certified in Acutonics ©and Biosonics © Tuning Forks and uses
cutting edge modalities combining the use of sound, color, crystals, and gemstones.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
We all deserve to give and receive love, and to experience satisfaction and acceptance. I can help you tackle your emotional challenges. In addition to helping clients, I work as an adjunct professor at Adelphi University's School of Social Work.
I specialize in work with adolescents, children, and families, and use holistic approaches that address you as a physical spiritual, and intellectual being. It's ok to be on the fence about therapy. Let's talk, and find a solution that works for you.