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Joseph Melendez, LCSW

Joseph Melendez, LCSW

He/him

Licensed in DC #LC50082349
Insurances Accepted: Cigna/Evernorth, Aetna
I am a holistic and integrative therapist and my core principles are compassion, collaboration, and transparency.

My Therapy Style

I am a holistic and integrative therapist and my core principles are compassion, collaboration, and transparency. I have extensive experience in counseling individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, work/life balance stressors, life transitions, substance use, and other areas. I provide counseling to couples and families to address stress, communication concerns, and conflict. I am committed to helping clients feel their best and believes clients are the experts in their journey.

Education & Training

BSW - Social Work, New York University, Silver School of Social Work

MSW - Social Work, New York University, Silver School of Social Work

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I became a social worker to help the communities I lived in and help give power to ours lived experience. Also, I love to learn about people.

What are your interests outside of work?

I love Cosplay!

What book have you read more than once?

I have read Eva Underground by Dandi Daley Mackall multiple times. I love historical fiction and the story is an interesting take on the Cold War.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

So Others Might Eat is a wonderful organization that provides 3 meals per day for people struggling with homelessness, it's wonderful place to volunteer.