About Us

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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.

Christopher Giglio, Office Assistant

Christopher Giglio is a graduate of St. John’s University in Queens, NY, where he earned his Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice & Homeland Security Leadership. Chris is currently working as an intern and assistant for the office. He is responsible for reminding all patients of their appointments, alongside aiding Melissa with the process of insuring that all patients are effectively and efficiently cared for.  Chris is a strong promoter of teamwork and feels that it is necessary in order to achieve success.  Chris has been working with Melissa since November of 2017 and they have proven to be a strong duo ever since.  Through his dedication and hard-work, Chris always strives to make executive decisions based on the patient’s best interest.  He looks forward to meeting with more patients and assisting them in any way possible!

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.

Rosie Synder, Intern

Rosie is a 2nd year counselor-in-training at Molloy University and is also a graduate assistant for
their Clinical Mental Health Counseling department where she participates in research and
assisting with publications. Also as a graduate student, Rosie is a member of Chi Sigma Iota, an
international honor society that values academic and professional excellence in counseling. She
spent her undergraduate degree studying at Molloy where she was a student-athlete on the
women’s bowling team. Rosie graduated in December of 2019 with her B.S. in psychology and a
minor in criminal justice. Currently, she is in her internship experience and hopes to work with a
variety of different people and help them to navigate varying issues. Some areas of interest to her
are working in a clinical setting with adolescents and adults struggling with anxiety, along with
other issues, and also working with athletes to promote positive mental health and wellbeing as
well. She also is interested in working with individuals in the LGBTQIA+ community. Rosie
encompasses humanistic, person-centered and empathic approaches to look at the person as a
whole while also allowing the person to take the reins to better themselves. She believes in
meeting the person where they are at, as all of us go about our lives at different paces. Rosie
wants to help others by breaking the stigma of counseling by making it a safe space for all walks
of life.