Melissa Bennett-Heinz (She/her)

LCSW, LICSW
Accepting Clients

I offer telehealth in NY, WA & NC. I welcome you to take part in a collaborative relationship for exploration, healing, & transformation.

Psychotherapist in NYC, NY

  • Free Initial Consultation
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Services
  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Group

About My Clients

You're secretly miserable. On the outside, it seems like you’re getting along fine, happy, or the picture of success. Yet despite appearances, you're dealing with the same familiar issues you've dealt with for years, like anxiety, depression, lack of confidence, low self-esteem, or low self-worth. You've been afraid to speak up, set boundaries, set limits, and say no. You are tired of these old narratives replaying over and over and are ready and willing to look at what's keeping you stuck.

My Background and Approach

As a certified Gestalt therapist, I approach healing with the belief that human beings are self-regulating, & that we have an innate ability to adapt to the environment around us. The goal of Gestalt therapy is not to change you. Rather, my role as a therapist is to help you recognize the patterns you've developed in adapting to the world around you and reveal the inner resources and resilience you already possess. Many of us have had traumatic experiences and developed ways to cope through separation and fragmentation – shutting out or cutting ourselves off from parts of ourselves. In therapy, I invite every part of you to be known – those you love, those you don't, and those you don't even realize exist. I draw upon my years of education, training, & life experiences to help you guide me to guide you in a collaborative process. I see people as a whole, even as parts of you may have become scattered or lost, and am continually amazed by the power we have to heal and transform.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I approach my work from a compassionate, non-judgmental, anti-racist & anti-oppressive lens. I believe healing occurs in relationships, often with ourselves, and that your strengths, resources, and community are necessary and integral to locating paths to healing. I don't define people by their problems, challenges, or diagnosis. I believe in using humor, play, creativity, & curiosity in my approach as a therapist & in life. Every person is unique in their journey, so our relationship forms and develops depending on your needs & as your needs shift. You will see these qualities and know them in my authenticity and openness with you. The Gestaltist approach requires I show up fully and authentically present, and I believe in the importance of joint accountability in our relationship. About me: I'm a firm believer in therapists having their own therapist, I live with 2 Scottie dogs who let me own them, 2 Dachshunds (standards)who side with the Scotties, 9 chickens, and a cat.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity
  • Judaism
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 19 years of practice
  • Rate: $350 - 450/session

Info

347-416-6636 Email Melissa
1 North End Ave
NYC, NY 10282

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