Now Offering Individual and Couples Psychotherapy

As a coach, I often encounter individuals who need something more than coaching. These clients want to work on their emotional life, get to the bottom of patterns or ways of thinking that are no longer working for them, or change unhealthy behaviors to healthier ones. These clients are often looking for a deeper healing that coaching does not offer. Those who are struggling with emotional distress, feelings of anxiety that are getting in the way of life, difficulty understanding why the same painful events keep repeating in their lives, or complicated relationships they feel unsure how to cope with or improve can benefit significantly from psychotherapy.

In order to expand the services I offer, I returned to school and completed an M.S.Ed in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at St. John’s University. After over 10 years of experience as a holistic health coach, I am excited to share that I am now offering psychotherapy under the supervision of Charles Mayer, Psy.D. at his practice in Midtown Manhattan. 


141 East 35th Street (between Lexington and 3rd Aves)

New York, NY 10016 


Relationship and Dating Issues 

Women's Issues

Spiritual Concerns

Coping with Stress



Weight Loss
Implementing Career Life Balance
Sex Addiction in Heterosexual and Gay Men
Alcohol and other Substance Use Concerns
Coping with a Herpes
Coping with HIV diagnosis
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Issues


I work with clients using an eclectic approach that is person-centered and based on the client’s needs. I pull from solution-focused, feminist, humanistic, narrative, and cognitive behavioral therapies. My goal is to support clients in healing, defining and honoring their values, and finding solutions to move forward.


Individuals: $100 per 45 minute session

Couples: $125 per 50 minute session
Groups: $45 per session (women's group beginning in Jan. 2015)

****For those who cannot afford the fees above due to financial limitations, please contact me about my sliding scale.

Call for a free 20-minute phone consultation.


Melissa King, M.S.Ed, MHC (Limited Permit)
Phone: 917-689-6530


Clinical Supervisor: Charles Mayer, Psy.D.

Melissa King  holds an M.S.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from St. John's University. She has a limited permit to practice psychotherapy under the supervision of Charles Mayer, Psy.D. at his practice in Midtown Manhattan. She also works with the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, providing counseling services for the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene at New York City's public STD clinics. In addition, Melissa is a certified holistic health coach, with over 10 years of experience working with women on weight loss, healthier eating, improving body image, dating and relationship concerns, and aligning goals with personal values. Melissa has provided wellness workshops at area universities, hospitals, and organizations such as Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Harlem Hospital, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York Law School, St. John's University, Latino Aids Commission, Broadway Dance Center, the NY State Department of Labor, and the New York Television Festival. Topics have included: "The Top Ten Changes to Your Food Choices for Better Health," "Nutrition, Emotions, and Weight Loss," and "Self-esteem and Body Image."

Women's Group Begins Jan. 20th: Schedule a Free Consultation to Find Out More

Women's Psychotherapy Group
  • Interested in a deeper understanding of your relationship patterns?
  • Hate feeling insecure or out of place in certain areas of your life?
  • Seeking to establish more balance between your personal and professional lives?
  • Desire to be challenged and inspired to grow in new ways?
Tuesdays from 7-8:30 

in Midtown, Manhattan

Begins January 20th
12 Sessions

$45 per session
$450 for 12 sessions if you pay in full before 1st session
*Participation includes a copy of 
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown, which will be used during discussion throughout the 12 sessions.

What’s a Women’s Psychotherapy Group?

In individual psychotherapy, you work on your personal concerns with a psychotherapist, gaining insights, being challenged, and obtaining new ideas to reflect on. The same thing happens in a psychotherapy group except you will be able to connect with, learn from, and be challenged and inspired by the other participants in the group as your therapist guides the process. It’s also a unique opportunity to gain insights into your relationships as you relate to the other participants in the group over time.

What Will We Talk About?

Brené Brown's book, The Gifts of Imperfection, will play an important role in guiding discussion. We'll explore how the perspectives presented in the book apply to the issues being shared in the group and whether we are challenged to think about our concerns in new ways. The discussion will be organic week to week, and sometimes there will be exercises or group activities based on the themes being addressed. Before the group begins, you will meet with me privately to discuss your interests and the issues you’d like to work on at this time in your life. The group will be formed from participants who have complementary interests and who are at similar stages in life.

What is the Cost?

The cost of the group is $45 per session and includes a copy of The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown. The group will require a commitment for the full 12 sessions. Individuals who would like to pay for the group in full before the 1st session will be given a discounted fee of $450. The group will be limited to 8 women.

How Do I Find Out More?

If you are interested in participating or just getting more information, please contact me for an interview. During this time, I can get to know you a bit better and you will have an opportunity to ask questions: or 917-689-6530

For more information about me:

Melissa King, M.S.Ed : Psychotherapist

Prior to offering psychotherapy, Melissa spent over 10 years working as a wellness coach for women focusing on health, weight loss, self-esteem, and achieving personal goals. In addition to private practice, Melissa also works with the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene at the NYC Department of Health, where she provides counseling to individuals with a range of concerns, including Interpersonal Relationship Issues, Insecurity in Social Situations, Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Sexual Assault, Sex Addiction, Alcohol and other Substance Use Concerns, Sexual Health, Coping with a Herpes Diagnosis, HIV, and concerns related to Sexual Orientation. Melissa King is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (limited permit) working under the supervision of Charles Mayer, Psy.D.

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