Meet Melissa Wright Cemel, LCSW

Therapist

Melissa is an enthusiastic clinician who cares deeply about human flourishing. She is trained extensively in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and offers her clients a behaviorally focused approach intended to clarify and cultivate the elements of a meaningful life.

Melissa is trained extensively in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and offers her clients a behaviorally focused approach intended to clarify and cultivate the elements of a meaningful life. Her style is active and engaged, and she invites clients to take real steps in the direction of who they want to be. Melissa puts an emphasis on mindfulness and pays close attention to the experiences that occur during each session, while also recognizing the importance of practical ideas for change and growth outside the office. Melissa has expertise in the treatment of eating disorders and also works with a variety of other concerns, including anxiety, depression, and patterns of maladaptive coping.

In addition to her practice at TMP, Melissa works at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where she is an Advanced Clinician for the social work department. She has developed innovative group programing to bring ACT into the hospital setting and is engaged in research to better understand the impact and value of this therapeutic approach.

Melissa earned her earned her BA from The Colorado College, where she graduated magna cum laude and with distinction. She earned a master’s in clinical social work from the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College.

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In order to find you an ideal fitting clinician or therapist, our Clinical Coordinator will want to learn more about you. Specifically, it would be helpful to hear about your concerns, personal preferences, and any relevant logistical matters (for example, in-person or video sessions? best time or day to meet?) During this call, please feel free to ask us any questions as well!

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Step 3: Check the fit

Connect with the clinician or therapist you are matched with to ask questions, share history, and make sure you feel comfortable about moving forward. If so, book your first session. If it does not feel right, circle back with us.

Step 4: Get started

Schedule time to meet with your new clinician or therapist and work towards living a more fulfilling life!

Over the years, we’ve found our thoughtful matching process is the surest way to find you an ideal clinician or therapist and achieve the best outcome for you.

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