Melissa Guttman (she/her)


I am a music psychotherapist, IFS trained therapist seeing NY-based clients virtually.

Creative Art Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Supervised by Orly Bendavid, MT-BC, LCAT

  • Individual

About My Clients

Would you like to express yourself creatively in therapy? Do you have issues with codependency? Are you interested in both spirituality and psychology, and want to connect them in therapy?

My Background and Approach

I am a board certified music therapist, and have a background as a performer and voice coach. I provided music therapy in outpatient mental health clinics, helping people to heal through their own creativity. I have facilitated songwriting groups for veterans with PTSD. I have additional training in psychodrama and Internal Family Systems (IFS). I currently offer creative therapy for people in recovery from codependency. My approach includes IFS inner child work, creative expression (music, writing, roleplay, movement), mindfulness, 12-step tools and spirituality. My style is direct, playful and warm.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am spiritually oriented. I believe that we all have the inner resources we need to heal and grow. I train in Internal Family Systems (IFS), a therapy that helps clients tap into their deeper wisdom. I believe that cultivating self-compassion is the gentlest and most effective way to recover from codependency. Once we learn to accept and validate ourselves, we stop needing approval from external sources. I treat my clients as equals in the relationship, as learning to trust oneself is key to codependency recovery. My role is to provide tools you might benefit from, and to provide a safe and inspired space for experimentation, play, and growth. I actively work on dismantling biases, and educating myself about the unique challenges that marginalized communities face, so that I can be a better supporter and partner in healing for my clients.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Cigna
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $120 - 150/session


973-604-8815 Email Melissa
141 South 5th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

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