Melissa Samuel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Midtown, Manhattan who specializes in treating anxiety, depression, relationships, work stress, life transitions, family planning, support for chronic illness as well as grief and bereavement. She works with a wide range of clients ranging in age from 18-65.
Melissa particularly enjoys working with couples utilizing an attachment-focused, relational approach (AEDP) Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy as well as EFT (Emotional Focused Therapy). Some of the common challenges she works on with couples are difficulty with communication, changes in intimacy, navigating life as empty-nesters, increased anger, betrayal of some sort, and preparing for marriage or working though divorce.
Melissa’s work with individuals includes Psychodynamic Therapy as well as providing Mindfulness techniques and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) skills to help her clients develop helpful tools and strategies.
Melissa’s style is warm and collaborative. Before moving to private practice, Melissa worked in a wide range of settings, including inpatient and outpatient mental health centers, hospitals (psychiatric and medical), schools and family court. She looks forward to meeting you at her office, conveniently located near Grand Central.
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings, sudden and intense feelings of panic
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing with feelings of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure
Mindfulness - Teaching and supporting clients using methods of Mindfulness stress reduction
Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
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Years of Experience: 21 years
Private Practice, 2014 - Present
Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Unit at a major NYC hospital, Clinical Social Worker
Inpatient and Outpatient Units and Centers
Brooklyn Family Court, Social Worker
New York University, MSW, 2002
New York: R0773331