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Jackson Melnick

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
TexasColoradoMassachusettsRhode Island
Anxiety - Existential crisis & challenges-Values clarification-Life purpose & meaning-Medical professionals' mental health-Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)-

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Professional statement

Jackson Melnick is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who focuses on the needs of people in their late twenties and thirties, with an emphasis on college-aged students. Some of his clients are experiencing interpersonal crises, or require talk therapy as part of psychiatric care, but many of his clients simply find it beneficial to meet once a week and discuss what is going on in their lives. His clients come to see therapy as a way to develop a greater sense of freedom: they connect to and accept their values and desires, find more creative and healthier ways of living those values out in the world, and cultivate the ability to cast away thoughts and habits that are not resonate with the life they want.

Drawing from a research and evidence-based approach to mental health care, Jackson uses a process of analytic reflection to help uncover what is true and what is false in your life, help you to realign with what is true, and ultimately to live out your values in the world with more confidence, grace and enthusiasm. His style is very conversational. He employs the Socratic method as a way of helping you learn more about yourself and the root causes of your emotional and mental strain, and sees therapy as a space to hear and discover your stories.

He is a lifelong learner and was once a student at Deep Springs College, Brown University (BA) and the University of Chicago (MA) where he studied CBT, DBT, ACT and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. As a social worker, he views each client as part of a dynamic, psychosocial whole.

Message to clients

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. I have practiced clinical social work both in private practice and at the Emergency Departments of Rhode Island Hospital and Hasbro Children's Hospital. I am also an Adjunct Professor at Community College Rhode Island. I have a Masters in Social Work from The University of Chicago and a Bachelors in English Language and Arts from Brown University. I am passionate about discovering the origins of human suffering and advocating for an abundance of freedom and creativity. Many people find it is helpful to simply chat once a week about what is going on in their lives with someone who is interested in discovering what your happiness looks like. I ask that you come to therapy with a willingness to be honest with yourself about what your wants and values might be. Change is often as simple as reframing what is already going on. I often find that clients come into therapy worried that therapy will induce them into making big life changes. That sometimes happens, but more often I find that your outer world doesn't have to change as much as your relationship to it. Therapy can help transform a difficult relationship to whatever is going on in your life into something much more life-giving and meaningful. Please do not hesitate to reach out, and we can begin a conversation about what has been happening.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Rhode Island Hospital, Emergency Department Social Work
360 Wellness & Coaching, LLC, Psychotherapist
DRW College Prep, School Social Worker - Psychotherapist
Community College Rhode Island, Adjunct Faculty

The University of Chicago , MA, 2021
Brown University , BA, 2016


Rhode Island: ISW03968 - Colorado: 09930035 - Texas: 112528 - Massachusetts: LICSW127941




Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Existential crisis & challenges - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

Values clarification - Exploring one’s values, including their origins and how they impact daily decision-making and behaviors; making life changes according to these values and living a life aligned to one’s values

Life purpose & meaning - Exploring one’s beliefs and values around life purpose, meaning, and spirituality; addressing the barriers to living a life that feels fulfilling, including instigating change or developing new habits

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours

I am now accepting new clients for in person and online therapy! Online therapy has been proven to be effective and I offer HIPPA secure virtual appointments. In person is located in Providence RI


  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield (in-network in RI, CO, MA)
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island BCBS RI (in-network in RI)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (in-network in RI, CO, TX, MA)
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare) (in-network in RI)
  • Colorado State University Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield) (in-network in CO)
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare) (in-network in RI)
  • Medicaid (in-network in RI)
  • Medicaid (through United Health) (in-network in RI)
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island (in-network in RI)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare) (in-network in RI)
  • United Healthcare (in-network in RI, CO, TX, MA)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan (in-network in RI, MA)
  • University of Colorado Boulder Student Health Insurance (Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield) (in-network in CO)
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare) (in-network in RI)

Jackson Melnick is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

  • Health First Colorado
  • MassHealth

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$125 (55min)
  • Initial session:$145 (55min)
  • Family sessions:$100 (55min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I am happy to help you find out what your co-pay or deductible is, prior to our appointment, if I am an in-network provider for you. If you are out of network, I can provide you with a superbill that you can provide your insurance company, which will typically reimburse 60%-80% of the cost of your visit.

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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