Melissa Leaver

Counselor, MA, LMHC

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Melissa Leaver

Counselor, MA, LMHC


Location

Offers online therapy

Blue Skies Psychological Services
701 Forest Ave
Staten Island, NY 10310
(718) 550-1228

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Announcement icon Teleheath sessions (confidential phone/video meetings) are now being offered in the wake of COVID-19 outbreak for client & family safety.
Whether you are encountering sadness, stress, loss, or navigating a life transition, my goal is to provide guidance in identifying the origin of the disruption and empower you to explore potential solutions toward overcoming them! For some of us, reaching out for help is difficult. Perhaps those you have tried to confide in misunderstand you or underestimate the courage it takes to be vulnerable. In our therapeutic relationship, I strive to promote a safe, comfortable environment that is free of judgement and criticism.
My therapeutic style is very much person-centered, meaning you will be treated warmly with empathy and kindness, no matter what obstacle you’re facing. Together, we develop a clearer understanding of your thoughts about yourself and the world around you. When you're ready, we will work together to take steps towards reaching your goals.
No matter what you’re carrying, you don’t have to carry it alone. Support is here - and I’d welcome the opportunity to hear your story.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $80 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna | Aetna Coventry
  • Beacon | Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • MagnaCare
  • Optum
  • Oxford
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
  • Out of Network
In the process of becoming in-network with many insurances!
Email me or call (718) 550-1228 with questions.

Qualifications

  • License: New York / 008916

Location

Blue Skies Psychological Services
701 Forest Ave
Staten Island, NY 10310
(718) 550-1228
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

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Website
Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Stress
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Grief
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Use
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Biofeedback
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 2 Jun 2021
Melissa Leaver, MA, LMHC, Counselor in Staten Island

Melissa Leaver

Counselor, MA, LMHC