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Melissa Adams, LMHC
Through my experiences, I developed a continuing passion for treating individuals who are working toward optimal development.

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Melissa Adams, LMHC


Licensed In



Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Solution-focused

Therapy Style

Congrats on the first brave step, acknowledging that something in your life needs to change. Through an individualized, collaborative, and person-centered approach, I aim to provide a safe space for clients to speak their truths without fear of judgment. I create an environment to support clients in finding reassurance from unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviors which keep them from thriving. In facilitating treatment, I assist clients in identifying achievable goals and utilize their character strengths to create long standing change.

In addition, I will employ my 13 years of experience as a clinical mental health counselor as well as the variety of clinical settings from outpatient to residential, with diverse populations in therapy sessions. Through my experiences, I've developed a continuing passion for treating individuals who are working toward optimal development.

Embarking in therapy will challenge you to grow and expand. My clients often describe me as empathic, warm and hands on. As your therapist, I will collaborate with you to form a new path towards healing.


BS - Psychology and Sociology, Kent State University

MEd - Community Counseling, Kent State University

License Number and State

NY 006288



Why did you become a mental health professional?

I wanted to have a positive impact on others' wellbeing and lives. It is truly still an honor.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Central Park Conservancy. They work year round rain or shine to restore and maintain the world's most gorgeous urban park(maybe I am biased). I used to volunteer as a greeter for the conservancy.

How do you recharge?

Nature, I walk in Central Park with my dog, taking time off work to go on vacations and staycations and setting boundaries.

Do you have any pets and what's your favorite pet story?

I have a 12 year old Bulldog named Max. When recovering from a ruptured ACL he needed to be strolled around in an extra large dog stroller in NYC. We called it the Maxi Taxi.