Melissa Rios

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Melissa Rios

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Telehealth Available
Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - 089210
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Optum
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • OSCAR
  • Oscar Health Insurance Co.
  • United Behavioral Health
  • United Health Care
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

Central Square, New York 13036
Buffalo, New York 14221

My Approach to Helping

I am a licensed psychotherapist and addiction specialist with over 20 years of experience helping others. As a therapist, I believe that all people have innate resilience and numerous personal strengths and abilities. I also believe it’s natural for people to feel vulnerable at times. In my work, I have found that providing a safe environment and being non-judge mental are the keys to a successful therapeutic alliance.

I have helped individuals focus on self-awareness and the identification and achievement of self-directed goals. I specialize in behavioral addictions as well as chemical addictions, sex offender therapy, domestic violence victim and perpetrator therapy, codependency and relationship therapy, and court-ordered screenings, assessments and services. I also have extensive knowledge and experience in providing gender affirmative therapies and trauma informed services for women and families.

I have successfully helped individuals of all ages build effective coping skills to deal with life’s challenges.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • Spanish

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Borderline
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)

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