Maria  Mellano

Maria Mellano

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Massachusetts Not Accepting Online
Boston Not Accepting In-person
Updated January 6, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Wellness
  • Self-esteem
  • Eating disorders
  • Mood
  • Relationships
  • Self-care
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Maria Mellano is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in downtown Boston, MA. She is also a certified practitioner of Psychodrama. She specializes in topics related to holistic wellness, as well as self-worth issues, eating disorders, effective self care, and developing healthy, sustainable relationships - with oneself as well as others.

Much of Maria’s work is informed by Internal Family Systems (IFS), Psychodynamics, Spirituality, as well as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She utilizes these approaches to help clients identify patterns that are harmful, problematic and undermining success, and work toward meaningful and lasting change. Maria also incorporates elements of life coaching in her practice to help clients attain tangible progress in their everyday lives.

Maria works with clients who have a history of disordered eating and trauma and who are committed to being on the path to recovery. For these clients, Maria takes a multidisciplinary approach: she works with a treatment team, often collaborating with a nutritionist and the client’s primary care provider to ensure a holistic recovery.

As a certified practitioner of psychodrama, Maria can implement this experiential approach in sessions as well. This approach may be particularly helpful for clients who are struggling to reach a breakthrough with traditional talk therapy. Her office is located near Downtown Crossing, in the financial district accessible by all train lines, with the closest being State Street, Aquarium and Government Center.

She looks forward to welcoming you and helping you bloom a life you love.


Message to clients

Starting therapy is brave. Finding the right therapist is critical. And, now more than ever during these challenging times, therapy can be the support you've been missing.

If you are suffering and not sure how to make sense of things or feeling alone and overwhelmed with life’s changes and challenges and not sure what to do, help is here. If you’re yearning for change, seeking to live feeling happier, more balanced and empowered as your true Self, help is here. If you’re ready to unearth a dream that aligns your wellness and worth purposefully, I'd love to help you with that. If you feel like you simply need someone to talk to, I look forward to hearing from you.

I encourage a thoughtful process to feel into the connection to make sure it's as helpful as possible to address your concerns, that it's time and energy well spent and that you grow from the work.

I look forward to exploring how I can help you bloom a life you love.


Specialties

Wellness - Improving the quality of one's life through exploring and expanding healthy and balanced eating, sleeping, and exercise routines; strengthening self-care and stress management skills

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Eating disorders - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Mood - Development of coping strategies for uncomfortable emotions or situations; skills for emotional identification and regulation

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Self-care - Developing coping strategies and self-care skills to better manage stress

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Medicare
  • Tufts Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50-55min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $200
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)

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

Location(s)

Boston practice
112 Water Street, Suite 203, Boston, MA 02109
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 9:00pm-6:00pm
  • Wed 1:00pm-6:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-12:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue 1:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wed 1:00pm-7:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-12:00pm
  • Fri 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2009 - Present

Smith College, MSW, 1999


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"

Maria was timely, knowledgeable, and had great communication.

"
- Zencare client • October 2020
"

She was very open, answered all of my questions, and was very compassionate.

"
- Zencare client • September 2020
"

Maria is an incredibly thoughtful and insightful individual. I felt comfortable with her quickly, and I'm already exploring techniques that will support me in my goals.

"
- Zencare client • September 2020
"

Maria answered all of my questions, and we were able to develop a clear path forward working together. I highly recommend!

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- Zencare client • June 2020