Melissa Ciccarello, Therapist in NEW YORK, New York — Zencare
Melissa  Ciccarello
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Melissa Ciccarello

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
New York Accepting Online
Midtown South Not Accepting In-person
Updated July 26, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Infertility counseling
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • ADHD

Professional statement

Melissa Ciccarello is a licensed clinical social worker practicing in New York City. She is passionate about working with adults dealing with a range of issues including--depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues and life transitions.

She also specializes in working with college students and young adults who are exploring what it means to be independent-- as well as women across the reproductive cycle who are struggling to get pregnant, suffering from a loss, or navigating the difficulties of motherhood.

Melissa utilizes a combination of cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and supportive therapies tailored to meet one's individual needs. Her style is open, warm, and personable as she values working collaboratively with clients to overcome obstacles together. She is an active, nonjudgmental listener who can help clients reflect on the bigger picture, while gently challenging the negative or anxious self-talk that clients have come to accept as truths.

Message to clients

Are you tired of putting on a smiling face for your family, friends, and coworkers when you're feeling hopeless and anxious inside?

You may be putting in the extra effort to look like you're okay, but the sinking feeling you have when you're alone with your thoughts may indicate that, well-- you're not okay. Admitting that you aren't okay is not a failure, but actually the first, big insight needed to invite change into your life.

In therapy with me, you can be your authentic self. There is no one to impress or appease because therapy is for you and only you. The 45 minutes we have together will focus on facing what you've been trying to sweep under the rug, but now seems unavoidable. My goal in therapy is to help create a safe space where you feel validated and understood, no matter what thoughts or feelings you might have.

Together, we can navigate your internal and external world and I am very much committed to the process!


Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Infertility counseling - Understanding infertility interventions and solutions; support during decision-making processes; coping with fertility problems and pregnancy loss

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

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


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


Melissa Ciccarello is not in-network with any insurances.

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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $125 - $150

Additional session information

Therapist's note

Are you out-of-network? We can help you submit your claims and reduce your session fee depending on your benefits.


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 8:30AM-5PM
  • Tue 8:30AM-5PM
  • Wed 8:30AM-5PM
  • Thu 8:30AM-5PM
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Midtown South practice
302 5th avenue, #1104, NEW YORK, New York 10001
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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

CK NP Psychitary, Clinical Social Worker/Therapist, 2021 - Present
Elmhurst Hospital Center, Clinical Social Worker, 2010 - 2021

Hunter College School of Social Work, Master of Social Work, 2010
University of Hartford, Bachelor of Science, 2008


New York: 083242