Hello! I am delighted to hear from you and to learn about you! I am licensed in New York as a mental health counselor with over 7 years of experience. I am also credentialed through the state of New York as an alcohol and substance abuse counselor. I have worked with individuals of a wide range of ages including teens and young adults. I have helped individuals explore and process difficulties with depression, anxiety, phase of life difficulties, identity development, relationship difficulties and substance use disorders.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating individuals with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach is individual centered encouraging the identification of personal strengths and combines cognitive-behavioral, motivational interviewing, existential, humanistic, object relations, and rational-emotive behavioral therapy. I will tailor our dialog and treatment to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek out support a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you. I believe that we all have the capacity to live a fulfilled life. Sometimes, this can take longer than we would like, but well worth the effort.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
I also have experience in Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LMHC #006584 (Expires: 2020-08-31)
Melanie is empathetic and always has practical advice specific to my problems.
She's great, attentive and understands my needs.
Melanie Gerber is wonderful. She is not only knowledgeable but also warm and caring. It was easy for me to connect with her and discuss my issues.
Melanie asks very thoughtful questions to get me to work through what I need to and is great about responding and checking up on you if you go a few days without communicating. I would highly recommend her as a counselor to anyone struggling with maximum chaos in their life just trying to figure it all out.
Melanie is a patient and understanding listener. She helps me think through my issues without making me feel judged.
Melanie is a very kind person that does not judge and is genuinely interested in helping people to feel better and solve their problems. Thank you for this great experience!
Melanie you are very attentive when listening to me and I notice your empathy towards me and i greatly appreciate that. Thank you!
Very punctual with responses and is genuinely concerned for my well being.
I've only just started using BetterHelp, but Melanie has been great to work with so far. She responds timely! She is flexible. Looking forward to working with her more.
Melanie has been a God send. Never judgmental and always available in a timely manner. I felt extremely comfortable from the first email.
Melanie is very nice, I feel comfortable talking to her.
She listens and understands your issue and gives great advice.
Melanie seems very caring and well-versed in her field.