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Mark Mellinger(He/Him/His)

Psychologist, PhD
New York
Relationships-Anxiety-Depression-Couples counseling-Creative blocks-Loneliness-Career counseling-
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Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

I work in a relational analytical model. I'm active and engaged with my patients and work to strengthen their relationships and involvement in their lives.

Work and Education

Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy, Supervisor and Faculty

New York University, PhD, 1980


New York: 006704-1




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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


    Mark Mellinger is accepting clients paying listed fees or using health insurance out-of-network benefits other than:

    • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • Medicare
    • Medicare (through Blue Cross Blue Shield)

    Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

    Out-of-pocket fees

    • Individual sessions:$285 (45min)
    • Sliding scale:$150 - $285
    • Initial session:$300 (45min)
    • Couples sessions:$325 (45min)

    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
    • PayPal
    • Venmo
    • Zelle
    Session frequency

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

    • Weekly
    • Every other week