Melissa Divaris Thompson, LMFT
You may feel like you are functioning in your life but underneath you are struggling.
Perhaps you feel anxious most days, wanting a relationship, dealing with trauma or adversity, or making big decisions in your life. Therapy can help.
In allowing ourselves to feel, we create a space within to open and grow. In our busy lives, we oftentimes 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 adults and couples 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 selves.
Every client and couple 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.
Melissa specializes in working primarily with women and couples in their 20's through 40's dealing with following issues::
- Family of origin issues
- Premarital Counseling
- Relationship Issues
- Longing for a Partner
- Pregnancy or new motherhood
- Adult Children of Alcoholics
- Lost/Stuck in Relationships
- Spiritual Issues
- Self Esteem
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 also use EMDR in my sessions to help clients process trauma and help them move forward in their lives.
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, EMDR, 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.