Melissa Torres

(LCSW, NSW-C)

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

LCSW #0904011528 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Reviews

Written by F.R. on Aug 05, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She's helped me a lot even just with a few sessions. You can tell she geniuely cares about you and your well-being.

Written by D.A. on Aug 03, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

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 !

Written by O.X. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks

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

Written by B.E. on Jul 17, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

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.

Written by J.E. on Jul 16, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Melissa is extremely helpful and a great listener. In the short time we have conversed, she has made me feel very comfortable.

Written by M.J. on Jul 14, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, and self esteem

She’s been great since day one. Good listener, impressive skills and extremely supportive.

Written by K.A. on Jul 13, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.