Meet Melissa

Becoming Who You Truly Long To Be!

Melissa_Divaris_ThompsonIn allowing ourselves to feel, we create a space within to open and grow. In our busy lives, we often times forget our true nature and end up feeling stuck, tired, anxious and unhappy.

As a holistic and depth oriented therapist, my role is to support my clients in finding wholeness — mind, body, and spirit — creating more joy, ease, and healthy relationships. I help my clients remember their empowered authentic voice and “tap back in” to their true self.

Every client is unique, and my work is based on the individual. Through an intuitive, interactive, experiential, and collaborative approach, I help my clients cultivate a deepening of compassion for themselves and others.

In a safe and warm environment, my clients are able to explore their past and their present, to understand what’s missing in their life, what they truly yearn for, and what is keeping them apart from that. Through this exploration, my clients are able to express their inner most desires, bringing more peace, balance, and happiness to their lives.

I specialize in working primarily with women in their 20’s and 30’s dealing with following issues:

  • Family of origin issues
    Pregnancy or new motherhood
    Loneliness
  • Pre-Martial Counseling
    Adult Children of Alcoholics
    Transitions
  • Relationship Issues
    Lost/Stuck in Relationships
    Co-Dependence
  • Longing for a Partner
    Spiritual Issues
    Self Esteem
  • Life
    Anxiety
    Sadness

 

I have a deep respect and trust for the unfolding that occurs for each client during the process of psychotherapy. My passion and studies have been in somatic psychotherapy, Hakomi, and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), which focuses on healthy attachments. My work is also informed by many years of studying yoga, Buddhist Meditation, Law of Attraction, dream work, and 5 Rhythms Dance. I am also a Reiki Practitioner.

I am a current member of The New York Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (NYAMFT) and The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
I received my Masters degree in Integral Counseling Psychology from The California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco, CA.

Curious About Therapy?

If you are considering psychotherapy, please sign up to book a FREE 20 minute phone consultation online here. You can also reach me at 212-330-6867.