Melodie  Back

Melodie Back


Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Practice: Integrative Therapy Center Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Chelsea Accepting In-person
Updated October 2, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Complex PTSD (C-PTSD)
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Women's issues
  • Race & cultural identity

Professional statement

Whether you are stuck making a significant life decision, feel overwhelmed by life, feel hopeless and detached from your own power, or simply cant seem to connect with others in a meaningful way, you are here because you want to get better.

I can help you understand why this keeps happening, point you to new ways, give you concrete tools to use every day and make you feel heard and understood. I help people who are having relationship problems improve their communication skills, navigate conflict and disagreements, set healthy boundaries, make confident decisions, overcome guilt and shame and reach forgiveness of self and others.

Message to clients

I have a decade of experience witnessing individuals develop a deeper understanding of self and making improvements to their lives out of a myriad of significantly challenging life situations.

Therapy is a great way to learn about yourself and make intentional changes in your life to bring about fulfillment and stability. We all have blind spots. As an external observer I will help you find them and teach you how to become more aware of them. Do you need to be held accountable more often? or are you already too hard on yourself and are seeking to get more grace from yourself and learn to forgive yourself and others? or both?

Using an integrative and person-centered approach, we will find out together what your next step in your journey of self growth needs to be! Reach out today for a consultation.


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

Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) - Recovering from the impact of long-term, repeated traumatic events, such as emotional abuse and neglect

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

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity


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


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Initial session: $200 (45min)
  • Couples sessions: $220 (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
  • Courtesy billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


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 8am to 8pm
  • Tue 8am to 8pm
  • Wed 8am to 8pm
  • Thu 8am to 8pm
  • Fri 8am to 8pm
  • Sat 8am to 8pm
  • Sun 8am to 8pm

Chelsea practice
322 8th Ave, New York, NY 1000, 802, New York, New York 10001
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 8am to 8pm
  • Tue 8am to 8pm
  • Wed 8am to 8pm
  • Thu 8am to 8pm
  • Fri 8am to 8pm
  • Sat 8am to 8pm
  • Sun 8am to 8pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 8 years


New York: 008743