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

Sexual Health
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 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, 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

****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."

My Body... Finally.

I asked women in my life to be photographed by a professional fashion photographer without make-up, in just their underwear and a tank top, as they speak about their personal experiences with body image and media. The photos that appear in the video were not altered or touched up.

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