Melissa  Chiasson
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Melissa Chiasson

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Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York, Kansas Accepting Online
Manhattan Community Board 7 Not Accepting In-person
Updated November 23, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

With over 23 years of experience, Dr. Melissa Chiasson has a breadth of experience working with clientele of diverse cultural, socioeconomic, and community backgrounds. Dr. Chiasson is passionate about serving her clients individualized needs. Whether you are seeking skill-building, personal insight, or internal growth, Dr. Chiasson will meet you where you are with individualized interventions to help you meet your unique therapy goals. If you’re interested in meeting with Dr. Chiasson, schedule a consultation today!

Many people struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental health issues and want to learn how to live their lives more fully. Dr. Chiasson uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to increase insight into understanding how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors intertwine; she helps clients to identify negative patterns of thinking and learn skills to increase positive thoughts. Further, she uses psychodynamic techniques to facilitate a deeper understanding of emotions and mental processes to help clients make better life choices. She also draws from mindfulness-based techniques to help clients increase awareness and live in the present.

Dr. Chiasson earned her doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas. She has an extensive background in working with clients in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers, private practice, and university counseling centers.


Message to clients

The most important part of the therapeutic process is to have a positive therapeutic relationship with your psychologist and to feel respected, validated, and understood. I work in a collaborative manner with clients to create a safe space as you embark on your journey towards improved mental health. I very much enjoy working with clients who are open to increasing insight and making positive changes to promote personal growth.

I treat adults ages 21+ with a wide range of issues, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, grief, identity development, ADHD, relationship problems, cultural issues, and chronic health difficulties. I am trained as a generalist and have an eclectic approach to therapy with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic treatment, and mindfulness practices. I use various therapeutic approaches to individualize treatment for each client and their unique goals. I work with clients to help them understand the nuanced connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors as well as integrating experiential skill use in therapy sessions. My goal is to help you make meaningful life changes!.


Specialties

ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $195 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $195

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 12-4 pm
  • Wed 12-4 pm
  • Thu 12-6 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Kansas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 10-3 pm
  • Wed 10-3 pm
  • Thu 10-1 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Manhattan Community Board 7 practice
2248 Broadway, Suite #1535, New York, New York 10024
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 Closed
  • Tue 11-5 pm
  • Wed 11-4 pm
  • Thu 11-6 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 24 years

Wellspire Counseling PLLC, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, 2023 - Present

University of Kansas, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 2000
University of Kansas, MA, Clinical Psychology, 1996
UCLA, BA, Psychology, 1993


Licensure

New York: 024874-01

Kansas: LP 1135


Languages

English