Melissa Muldoon, LCSW
Finding a therapist who is a good fit is not easy. For many people, I’m that “good fit.” This is because over all else, I value a nonjudgmental, client-centered approach, and I will offer you unconditional positive regard. We are all entitled to this.
I believe in a Motivational Interviewing approach to accompany the unconditional positive regard I can offer you. It’s my job as your therapist to help you guide yourself to the place that’s right for you, because YOU are the expert in YOU. I can offer advice on coping strategies, mindfulness, and guide you through cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques. I'm happy to be a sounding board when you seek guidance as well, and serve as a support person when you just need to vent.
Know that no matter what you have experienced, survived, what you have done, you are worthy, valuable, and important. I’m passionate about encouraging clients to discuss, and therefore neutralize, feelings of shame that can be pervasive and have a truly devastating impact on one’s life. You deserve it.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Antisocial Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NY LCSW 092919-01
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Written on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Melissa is a very encouraging and respectful therapist. The approach she takes when we talk allows me the opportunity to relax and open up very easily. She truly is the unbiased person I needed to help me through my journey. 10/10 for her help.
Written on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd
She’s the best therapist I’ve ever had
Written on May 31, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I can’t say enough good things about Melissa! I feel like I finally found someone I connect with and I really enjoy her therapy style. She asks thought provoking questions and validates how I am feeling. I look forward to our therapy sessions weekly!
Written on Apr 05, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Muldoon is amazing at what she does. She never invalidates my feelings and truly tries to understand my point of view. She makes me feel comfortable and safe to talk about things I have never said outloud without feeling misunderstood.
Written on Mar 31, 2022 after therapy with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigu