Melissa Pennica

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today
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Melissa Pennica

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Holding Hope Marriage and Family Therapy
29 West 36th Street
Floor 5, Suite N
New York, NY 10018
(646) 762-6346
Offers online therapy

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Holding Hope Marriage and Family Therapy
117 West 72nd Street
Suite 5East
New York, NY 10023
(646) 762-6346
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About

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master's Degree in Human Development and Family Studies, as well as Bachelor's Degrees in both Psychology and Sociology. I strive to provide clients with the space to explore life's obstacles in a nonjudgmental environment. Whether it is relational hardships, family concerns, or individual stressors, I believe that everyone can benefit from the space that therapy can provide to work through these issues. I work with clients to explore issues from all angles, while providing a listening ear and the helpful tools to work through the issues they are grappling with.
I specialize in working with relationships with both individuals and couples. In my work with couples, I work from an attachment lens to focus on how to move partners out of recurring negative patterns and bring them into those that work for both partners, while building an understanding of the “whys” behind the patterns, behaviors, and feelings.
In addition, I specialize in working with LGBTQ+ and nonbinary individuals and couples with an affirmative approach, as well as employing a sex-positive approach to couples navigating difficult experiences with physical intimacy. I genuinely enjoy the work that I do, and find it to be a privilege that my clients share their stories with me.

Finances

  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • *Call your insurance re: out of network benefits
  • *Sessions may be reimbursed by the plans below
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Oxford
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 7 Years
  • License: New York / 001473
  • School: University of Connecticut
  • Year Graduated: 2016

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: New York / 001473
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Location

Holding Hope Marriage and Family Therapy
29 West 36th Street
Floor 5, Suite N
New York, NY 10018
(646) 762-6346
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Holding Hope Marriage and Family Therapy
117 West 72nd Street
Suite 5East
New York, NY 10023
(646) 762-6346
Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 15 Sep 2022
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Melissa Pennica

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT