Beginning my career in New York City at Cancer Care I provided support to clients & families impacted by cancer. This experience laid the groundwork for my integrative approach to treatment & inspired me to further serve & empower other individuals.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work and Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. I have experience working with clients in the mental health/health care industry for over 20 years. I am trained in psychoanalytical, cognitive and dialectical behavior therapy. I’m also trained & have experience treating individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, sexual abuse & trauma.
My professional history includes providing therapeutic support to 9/11 first responders & patients on dialysis. Whether a client is struggling with trauma or a change in health, I feel a client’s struggle is a valiant one worthy of respect, understanding & compassion.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue Read more...
LCSW #0904011528 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
She's helped me a lot even just with a few sessions. You can tell she geniuely cares about you and your well-being.
She's fantastic ! Very nice, kind and understanding, without being judgmental. Knows when to speak the painful truth but with love. Her life experiences mean she's someone who doesn't just have the head knowledge but have also lived it. Thanks again !
I m thanks for putting her as my counselor, we were talking, she listens to me, and give me option. I very happy with her
Melissa Torres is a beautiful person inside and out. She is the first therapist I’ve ever had to help me make progress in learning about myself and how to understand why I make the choices I make. She is genuine and kind. I’m so thankful she’s my therapist.
Melissa is extremely helpful and a great listener. In the short time we have conversed, she has made me feel very comfortable.
She’s been great since day one. Good listener, impressive skills and extremely supportive.
Melissa is such an attentive listener and helps me remind myself that I’m not crazy. She helps me feel optimistic and hopeful and never uncomfortable about my trauma. I am very thankful for her and wouldn’t want to change to anyone else ever.