Shelley Messing

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, MSW

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(646) 480-7155

Shelley Messing

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, MSW

Verified by Psychology Today

Location

80 5th Avenue
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10011
(646) 480-7155
Offers online therapy

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170 West End Avenue
1K
New York, NY 10023
(646) 480-7155

About

I am a licensed clinical social worker, with over 35 years of experience. I have a variety of clinical interests and areas of specialization, including the treatment of trauma and PTSD; couples therapy with heterosexual, gay and lesbian couples; analytic work "launching" young adults; Ericksonian hypnosis; EMDR;Sensorimotor Psychotherapy; adolescent and family therapy; and in-depth analytic work with individuals who are feeling stuck in repetitive patterns or dynamics left over from childhood, and want to change. I have led ongoing therapy groups for women with interpersonal trauma histories for over 30 years.
Whether working with a survivor of childhood sexual abuse having flashbacks; a couple having the same fight; a young adult unable to transition to independent life; or a person trapped in an unsatisfying job or relationship, I have an extensive "tool kit" to facilitate change. I utilize recent Sensorimotor Psychotherapy training, with great results.
At this point in my career, I base my treatment on the needs of the client, rather than on one particular model. I work collaboratively to set realistic goals, and am always interested in how the unique relationship that develops with each client contributes to the change process.

Finances

  • Session Fee: $250 per session
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Zelle
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 38 Years
  • License: New York / 033502
  • School: New York University
  • Year Graduated: 1985

Shelley Messing's Groups

Adult Women With Trauma Histories

Ongoing, interpersonal group for women with histories of interpersonal trauma (childhood sexual abuse,neglect, childhood physical abuse, rape, etc.) Members are required to be in individual therapy. Group addresses how trauma history impacts areas of current functioning, such as relationships, work, parenting, and stress management. Group is warm and supportive, and members work hard to make desired changes in their lives. Consultation required before acceptance into group.

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Location

80 5th Avenue
Suite 1107
New York, NY 10011
(646) 480-7155
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Other Location +

Additional Location

170 West End Avenue
1K
New York, NY 10023
(646) 480-7155
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Use
  • Child
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education and Learning Disabilities
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Dissociative Disorders (DID)
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Asian and Black and African American
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychobiological Approach Couple Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Shelley Messing

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD, MSW