She/Her/HersLicensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Master of Social Work, MSW Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Melissa Tract is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in in NY. Currently, she is able to see clients both in person and via tele-health. She works with kids, teens, and young adults. Melissa helps with a variety of mental health challenges which may include issues like perfectionism, anxiety, depression, addictions, trauma, and impulse control, among others. Many of her clients find themselves needing help around feeling overwhelmed with their emotions, dealing with daily stressors, struggling with relationships, having a healthy relationship with food and their body, or navigating life transitions. Melissa also works with couples and families for those who would like to grow their relationships and overcome obstacles that stand in the way of feeling connected and compassionate with one another.
Therapy with Melissa centers around a sense of curiosity. Clients learn how to engage with introspection and reflection to better understand their emotions and the origins of these emotions. By offering a gentle, compassionate space, Melissa provides clients with the tools they need to cope with the distress in their lives. She has a background in theatre, so she enjoys being creative in her approaches and encourages clients to express themselves in whatever way helps them most.
Melissa earned a Master’s degree in Social Work from New York University and has a certificate as a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher as well as a certificate in Couples and Family Therapy from The Ackerman Institute for the Family. Melissa is trained in a variety of different evidenced based approaches such as DBT, CBT, and MBSR, among others. She believes that unconditional positive regard and support helps clients internalize their own strength and power, and she endeavors to make sure that all clients feel seen and heard during their sessions.
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
Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood
Emotion regulation - Learning how to effectively manage the ups and downs of intense emotions; developing coping skills to use in a variety of settings to calm oneself and to give an appropriate amount of space to emotions
Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect
Melissa Tract is not in-network with any insurances.
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Years of Experience: 8 years
Private Practice of Jennifer Shapiro-Lee LCSW PLLC , Staff Psychotherapist, 2021 - Present
Long Island DBT Group LCSW PC, Staff Psychotherapist , 2021 - Present
Partnership With Children , School Psychotherapist at NYC DOE Community School , 2019 - 2022
North Shore Child And Family Guidance Center , Staff Psychotherapist , 2018 - 2019
Bellevue Hospital , Psychotherapist and Case Manager Intern, 2017 - 2018
Roberto Clemente Elementary School , School Psychotherapist Intern at NYC DOE Community School, 2016 - 2017
Ackerman Institute For The Family , Certificate in Couples and Family Therapy , 2024
MMTCP, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach , 2024
DBT Substance Abuse Training - Behavioral Tech Co., Intensively Trained in DBT Substance Abuse , 2022
DBT Adolescence Training - Behavioral Tech Co., Intensively Trained in DBT for Adolescents, 2022
DBT Intensive Foundational Training - Behavioral Tech Co., Intensively Trained DBT Therapist , 2021
New York University , MSW - Masters of Social Work , 2018
New York University , BA - Psychology , 2015
New York: 095048