Since 2002, I have been working with individuals who are frustrated by common life challenges like dating, career direction, self-esteem, weight loss, and meeting health goals. In 2014, I transitioned from providing health and wellness coaching to offering individual, group, and couples psychotherapy. My focus is on dating and relationship issues, sexual health, STD related concerns, and improving self-confidence, self-esteem, and personal boundaries. I am passionate about providing clients a supportive environment where they can heal emotionally, develop new insights, and feel empowered to create strategies that allow them to move forward without compromising their personal values and needs.
I hold a limited permit in mental health counseling and offer 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
Coping with Stress
Implementing Career Life Balance
Sex Addiction in Heterosexual and Gay Men
Alcohol and other Substance Use Concerns
Coping with a Herpes diagnosis
Coping with an HIV diagnosis
Gay, Bisexual, and Lesbian Clients
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, psychodynamic, 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: $125 per 45 minute session
Couples: $150 per 50 minute session
Groups: See details here.
Support Group for Women with HSV: Details here.
****Sliding scale is available when appropriate. Please contact me for more information.
Call for a free 15-minute phone consultation. (see video below for what to expect)
Melissa King, M.S.Ed, MHC (Limited Permit)
Clinical Supervisor: Charles Mayer, Psy.D.
Melissa King holds an M.S.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from St. John's University. She is a National Certified Counselor and a New York State permit holder in mental health counseling. In addition to working in the practice of Charles Mayer, Psy.D., she recently spent 18-months 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. Melissa is also a a certified holistic health coach, with over 12 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."