Welcome…

“My goal is to provide a safe and supportive therapeutic space to allow for growth, self-acceptance, positive change and evolution.”
– Melissa R. Giuttari, LMHC

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I am a licensed clinical mental health counselor with over 20 years experience specializing in the treatment of depression, anxiety and both individual and collective trauma.  I use an integrative model of psychotherapy to address healing in the physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies.  My practice includes traditional psychoanalysis,   expressive art therapy, mindfulness therapy, narrative therapy, Sandtray Worldplay therapy, and Jungian Dream Analysis. I am         certified in Brainspotting Therapy, and have training in Jungian dream analysis and often bring this into my work.  My therapy dog Nica is regularly on-hand as a sweet and quiet observer in sessions.  My    office is located in Greenwich Village in nyc, and I offer Skype and phone sessions as well.

I have over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults on a variety of issues including:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • PTSD

  • Grief and loss

  • Poor self-esteem

  • Academic and work impairments

  • ADHD

  • Substance abuse

  • Eating disorders

I am also a certified yoga instructor and offer the practice of yoga, breathing exercises, and meditation in our therapeutic journey.

 

“Health is a state of complete harmony of the body, mind and spirit.  When one is free from physical disabilities and mental distractions, the gates of the soul open.”

~B.K.S. Iyengar