Melissa Rios

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today
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Melissa Rios

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

Forest Hills, NY 11375
(914) 809-9998
Offers online therapy

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Ithaca, NY 14850
(914) 809-9998
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About

My name is Melissa Rios. I am a licensed psychotherapist and addiction specialist with over 20 years of experience working with Individuals, Couples, and Families suffering from symptoms of Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Trauma, PTSD, and LGBTQIA+issues. I draw upon my extensive knowledge in education, psychology, and clinical practice by utilizing a variety of therapies and modalities: Attachment-based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Client-Centered Therapy, Dialectical (DBT), and Trauma Focused. As a therapist, I believe all people have innate resilience and numerous personal strengths and abilities.
My clients say I’m easy to talk to because I’m honest with them. I am not the kind of therapist who sits silently in my chair. I will be engaged with you, listen to you, and reflect on what we have discussed. I will ask questions and offer feedback. There is truth in the idea that you need to “feel it to heal it.” I make space for whatever you’re feeling.
I get to know you first, and then we co-create your treatment based on your challenges, goals, and style. In therapy, I help you clarify what matters to you. My observations and questions in the session aim to increase your trust in your inner authority and your power to make positive changes. I welcome you to reach out and get started today!

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $10 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • Coventry
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Health Net
  • MHN | Health Net
  • MHNet Behavioral Health
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
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Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 22 Years
  • License: New York / 089210-01
  • School: Lehman College, Bronx, NY
  • Year Graduated: 2014

Location

Forest Hills, NY 11375
(914) 809-9998
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Ithaca, NY 14850
(914) 809-9998
Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
Issues
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • LGBTQ+

Client Focus

I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Cognitive Processing (CPT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior (REBT)
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Melissa Rios

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW