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Melissa Leaver
Melissa Leaver
Counselor, MA, LMHC
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Melissa Leaver

Counselor, MA, LMHC

Verified by Psychology Today Verified by Psychology Today
701 Forest Ave, Staten Island, NY 10310
Not accepting new clients
Let's Connect (718) 550-1228
Whether you are encountering sadness, stress, loss, or navigating a life transition, my goal is to provide guidance in identifying the origin of the disruption and empower you to explore potential solutions toward overcoming them! For some of us, reaching out for help is difficult. Perhaps those you have tried to confide in misunderstand you or underestimate the courage it takes to be vulnerable. In our therapeutic relationship, I strive to promote a safe, comfortable environment that is free of judgement and criticism.
My therapeutic style is very much person-centered, meaning you will be treated warmly with empathy and kindness, no matter what obstacle you’re facing. Together, we develop a clearer understanding of your thoughts about yourself and the world around you. When you're ready, we will work together to take steps towards reaching your goals.
No matter what you’re carrying, you don’t have to carry it alone. Support is here - and I’d welcome the opportunity to hear your story.
Call or Melissa Leaver now for a free 15 minute consultation - (718) 550-1228

My Practice at a Glance

Currently unable to accept new clients

Blue Skies Psychological Services

701 Forest Ave

Staten Island, NY 10310

(718) 550-1228
Teleheath sessions (confidential phone/video meetings) are now being offered in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak for client & family safety.
I specialize in Addiction, Depression and Stress 
$80 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and groups  
Let's Connect (718) 550-1228

My Practice at a Glance

Currently unable to accept new clients

Blue Skies Psychological Services

701 Forest Ave

Staten Island, NY 10310

(718) 550-1228
Teleheath sessions (confidential phone/video meetings) are now being offered in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak for client & family safety.
I specialize in Addiction, Depression and Stress 
$80 Per Session, I accept insurance 
I see individuals and groups  

Finances

Fees

  • Individual Sessions $80
  • Sliding scale: apply if you may be eligible
  • Pay by American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Insurance

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Beacon Health Options | Carelon
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • MagnaCare
  • Optum
  • Oxford
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
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In the process of becoming in-network with many insurances!
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (718) 550-1228
Melissa Leaver
Counselor, MA, LMHC
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In the process of becoming in-network with many insurances!
Call or for a free 15 minute consultation now - (718) 550-1228
Melissa Leaver
Counselor, MA, LMHC

Qualifications

  • Verified by Psychology Today Licensed by State of New York / 008916 Melissa Leaver
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (718) 550-1228
Melissa Leaver
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Feel free to ask about qualifications and training experience. or (718) 550-1228
Melissa Leaver
Counselor, MA, LMHC

Specialties and Expertise

Top Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Stress

Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Bisexual
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Lesbian
  • LGBTQ+
  • Mood Disorders
  • Peer Relationships
  • Personality Disorders
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Use
  • Women's Issues
Do these issues align with your needs? or (718) 550-1228
Melissa Leaver
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Do these issues align with your needs? or (718) 550-1228
Melissa Leaver
Counselor, MA, LMHC

Client Focus

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Queer Allied
Transgender Allied
Veterans

Age

Teen
Adults
Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals
Group

Communities

Bisexual Allied
Gay Allied
HIV / AIDS Allied
Lesbian Allied
Queer Allied
Transgender Allied
Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy

  • Attachment-based
  • Biofeedback
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (718) 550-1228
Melissa Leaver
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Ask about what different forms of therapy will be like. or (718) 550-1228
Melissa Leaver
Counselor, MA, LMHC

Location

Primary Location

Blue Skies Psychological Services

701 Forest Ave

Staten Island, NY 10310

(718) 550-1228

Nearby Areas

Counties

Zips

Neighborhoods

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Teleheath sessions (confidential phone/video meetings) are now being offered in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak for client & family safety.
Call for a free consultation now - (718) 550-1228
Melissa Leaver
Counselor, MA, LMHC
"
Teleheath sessions (confidential phone/video meetings) are now being offered in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak for client & family safety.
Call for a free consultation now - (718) 550-1228
Melissa Leaver
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Last Modified: 30 Dec 2023