For those with the following concerns:
- History of trauma
- Family issues
- Stress management
- Women’s issues
This group is for
- Survivors of sexual trauma
- Women of color who want to build their confidence & rebuild positive relationships
List of accepted insurances: Aetna, Cigna NY, oscar Health, Oxford NY, Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield and United Health Care. Medicaid and marketplace insurance not currently accepted.
Out of pocket expense per session: $150
Please be advised my insurance is handled by my Headway coordinator. The coordinator will reach out to you to handle the insurance should you choose to work with me.
I decided to start therapy because I noticed I was not living a life of substance. I went to work every single day and realized I have been going through the motions for years. As a single mother I did not want my daughter to see me unhappy and struggling. Working with Melena over the past year and a half has given me the confidence to face my childhood trauma. Healing is a journey and I am glad to say I am a work in progress.
I started working with Melena 3 years ago when I was having relationship issues. During my pregnancy my relationship started to fail and I had no support system. Melena helped restore my confidence and prepared me to be the mother I am today. Because of her I am learning to be more vocal and can establish healthy boundaries.
I sought therapy to learn coping skills. I realized I have frequent periods of not caring. I typically deal with the consequences after the fact once everything builds up. Melena has been helping me figure out the root of my issues and how to best manage them.
I was molested as a child. I do not have many positive memories of my childhood. I wanted to work with a therapist who understood my pain. I found Melena through her Healing Pact podcast. I was truly inspired by her story and perception on trauma and healing. Although my life is not perfect I can tell the difference in me since working with Melena. I am truly grateful.