A unique psychotherapy practice that gets you.


virtual couples therapy

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all feelings are welcome

We call New York, NY our home.

Boutique psychotherapy practice specializing in adults and couples in their 20s to 40s.

Virtual therapy and sliding-scale options are available.

Real Talk That Leads to real change

On the outside your life appears to be going well. On the inside you’re struggling and wondering why. Now feels like the right time for you to have a real conversation about it in a safe space.

Our team of holistic psychotherapists can help you embrace, understand and move through the parts of you and your life that are making you feel stuck.

Change is coming your way….
and you’re ready for it.

Individual and couples therapy in

We offer online therapy sessions for your convenience. 

Free Consultation Call

We offer a free consultation prior to making an appointment. Schedule online or call us today to get started.

Our unique approach

We use depth-oriented psychotherapy to dive into your past, understand the present and refine your future. Our psychotherapists are trained in different techniques including:

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Somatic Techniques
  • Mindfulness Practices
  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)

Find your authentic voice along with more joy, ease and clarity in our individual psychotherapy program, or work through negative patterns, repair communication and deepen intimacy in couples counseling.

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We do more than simply nod our heads. We’re actively engaged and deeply passionate about helping you work through your challenges.

Our tailored sessions incorporate humor, compassion and holistic methods that target your mind, body and soul. Like you, we’re human, and we make an effort to actively work on ourselves.

We also keep things real. If we’re not the right fit, we’ll refer you to a practice that is.

A Message From Our Founder, Melissa Divaris Thompson

As a holistic and depth-oriented therapist, I wanted to create a special practice that was grounded in community, connection and compassion. My goal is to support my clients in finding wholeness through mind, body and spirit and help them become who they long to be.

Our local, New York therapists offer a safe, non-judgemental space for our clients to fully feel and embrace their challenges.

Melissa ensures that they have the right therapist for your needs from the start. Her compassionate approach enabled me to find the joy and courage needed to make positive decisions. I could not recommend her or her practice more highly.


Melissa and her associates are thoughtful and thorough therapists. I trust when I send clients to Melissa and her group that they will receive professional services that are individualized to the needs of the client.


Melissa and her team are amazing therapists for couples and individuals seeking help in therapy. Melissa's holistic approach sets the tone for her whole team, and I know when I refer clients to Embracing Joy they will be given an excellent experience.



Change Begins With A Call. Book now.

We make therapy simple.

After your first intake call, we’ll pair you with the perfect psychotherapist for your needs and continue to support you and your mental health.

Free Consultation Call

We offer a free consultation prior to making an appointment. Schedule online or call us today to get started.