Melissa Visconti, LMHC
Melissa Visconti, MS, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor who has been in practice since 2010. Melissa has her Bachelor’s Degree in Legal Studies from St. John’s University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Michigan State University. She also graduated with distinction with her Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Hofstra University. Before devoting her time to private practice, Melissa worked in several local Mental Health clinics helping adolescents and adults with a range of mental health issues.
Currently, Melissa works with a variety of adolescents and adults who struggle with issues such as depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, self-esteem, body image, and eating disorders. In providing treatment, Melissa conducts individual, family, group and marriage therapy. Melissa implements cognitive-behavioral techniques, motivational interviewing, DBT skills, and takes a holistic approach to helping others deal with troubles in their lives. She often works in collaboration with other professionals to help provide the best care and solutions for her clients.
Melissa has participated in Mental Health conferences and seminars. She was a presenter at the American Mental Health Counselors Association Conference discussing body image and adolescents. Melissa is affiliated with the American Mental Health Counselors Association.
Danielle Rodier, M.S., MHC
Danielle holds a limited permit to practice as a mental health counselor. Danielle earned her M.S. from Long Island University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Danielle interned for Melissa from September of 2020 to August of 2021 and in that time has accumulated experience in supporting children, adolescents, young adults, and middle-aged adults. Danielle has 1 year of experience working with LGB, transgender and non-binary individuals at a non-profit organization on Long Island as well. Danielle implements a humanistic approach to assisting others with their troubles in their lives and believes that a therapist is a support and guide for individual’s who are the experts of their own lives. Danielle utilizes therapeutic approaches within third wave therapy, such as DBT and ACT. Carl Rogers once said, “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”. Danielle strives to prioritize acceptance, mindfulness, and personal values so that individual’s can learn to focus on the context, process and function of how they relate to their internal experiences.
Lisa Phillips, ATR-BC, LCAT, ATCS, MEd
Lisa has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years. Her experience includes 17 years as an art therapist at an in-patient, acute psychiatric hospital. There she provided art therapy and psychotherapy to patients of all ages and diverse diagnoses. Lisa has also been in private practice for 3 years. Her education includes Masters Degrees in Creative Arts Therapies and Education specializing in counseling, both with distinction. She has artwork on display around the world and most recently, her work was included in The Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.