Maria Mellano is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in downtown Boston, MA. She specializes in topics related to holistic wellness, as well as self-esteem issues, eating disorders, mood regulation, and developing healthy, realistic self-care.
Much of Maria’s work is informed by Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), as well as Internal Family Systems (IFS). She utilizes both of these approaches to help clients identify patterns that are harmful or problematic, 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, or who are 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.