Dr. Mark Mellinger is a Licensed Psychologist with offices on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and in Westchester county. He works with individuals and couples of all ages, helping them to navigate the challenges of anxiety, depression, and relationship difficulties. Dr. Mellinger has particular expertise in supporting creative professionals, including actors, writers, and artists, as well as adults in midlife and beyond.
Dr. Mellinger especially enjoys working with clients who are struggling to find a meaningful work/life balance. He supports individuals to engage with their passions outside of work, reconnect with creative ambitions, set healthy boundaries, and strengthen relationships, while also managing daily stressors and pursuing career goals.
Dr. Mellinger also welcomes couples to his practice. Looking closely at how the family of origin impacts each individual’s ability to connect, he supports couples to overcome communication challenges and remember why they fell in love with each other in the first place.
A seasoned psychologist, Dr. Mellinger has advanced training in Relational Psychoanalysis. He takes an active and engaged approach to examining how early life experiences impact emotional patterns and challenges in the present. Dr. Mellinger takes a highly individualized approach, tailoring treatment to each client’s needs and goals.
Dr. Mellinger believes that everyone deserves to live a balanced and meaningful life, both professionally and personally. He looks forward to meeting you at his UWS office, accessible from the 96th Street subway station, or in Hastings on Hudson.
Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Creative blocks - Setting goals and creating road maps to move beyond perfectionism, procrastination, and self-doubt; building self-awareness and skills to accomplish goals and fuel creativity
Loneliness - Addressing feelings of shame and sadness that stem from isolation; increasing connectedness, social skills, and self-esteem
Career counseling - Support around personal and professional growth; clarifying goals and steps to building a fulfilling career and meaningful work-life balance
Mark Mellinger is accepting clients using listed insurances, paying listed fees, or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:
Dr. Mellinger can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy, Supervisor and Faculty
New York University, PhD, 1980