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Melissa Kovelman, LMHC
Being flexible is an important factor that enables a therapist to meet each clients needs and leads to more personalized outcomes.

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Melissa Kovelman, LMHC

Location

Licensed In

NY

Approach

Emotionally focused therapy (EFT), Harm reduction, Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I strive to perform as an eclectic therapist. That being, I will take all modalities into mind and use the technique that will best meet my client where they are at in their particular journey. Being flexible is an important factor that enables a therapist to meet each clients needs and leads to more personalized outcomes.

Education

BA - Psychology, The College of Saint Rose

MSEd - Mental Health Counseling, The College of Saint Rose

License Number and State

NY 8702

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

For some, your job is a vocation. To me, my career is an avocation. I truly felt called to do this work. I couldn't imagine doing anything but this.

What are your interests outside of work?

A love to combine my two favorite things, food and travel! In our family, we call it Foodie Travel. We travel to some place new and find all of the good local food, famous recipes and restaurants; and experience it all!! This includes everything from unplanned, spur of the moment road trips to our yearly family vacation that brings in family from all corners of the world.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I put my self care as a priority. I love being in nature. So I make sure to do one thing every day that brings me outside into nature. It could be walking my dogs, gardening or just sitting quietly in my back yard.

Do you have any pets?

I have two rescue pit bulls. Both were found homeless and injured. I rescued both of them. Each time I was just supposed to foster them until they found a forever home. However, I failed as a foster parent both times and became their forever home instead.