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.
Allison Milana-Trinka, MSEd
Allison holds a limited permit to practice as a mental health counselor. Allison earned her M.S.Ed from Fordham University in Counseling and Personnel Services and recently completed an advanced certificate in clinical mental health counseling from Long Island University. In addition to working with adult clients Allison has held various roles supporting children, adolescents, and young adults and is trained in career counseling and college planning. Fred Rogers said “When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.” Allison believes that we all have complex feelings and sometimes we need help to express and manage our emotions. Allison works with her clients to help them increase their emotional intelligence and to learn tools for managing life’s stressors so that they can lead healthier, happier lives.
Christopher Giglio, Intern/Office Assistant
Christopher Giglio is a graduate of St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School in West Islip, NY, and is currently attending St. John’s University in Queens, NY. He is in his Graduate year and majoring in Criminal Justice. 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!
Stephanie Keicher, Intern
Stephanie Keicher is a graduate of St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, NY, and is currently attending Long Island University in Brookville, NY. She is receiving her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Stephanie is currently an intern for Compassion Counseling Center, as well as working full time for an animal hospital and part-time for Developmental Disabilities Institute. Stephanie loves working on mindfulness techniques, as well as practicing behavior therapy. Stephanie is looking forward to meeting new clients and learning from her experience as a practicum intern.
Danielle Rodier, Intern
Danielle Rodier is a graduate of SUNY Old Westbury in Old Westbury, NY and is currently attending Long Island University in Brentwood, NY. She is receiving her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. While Danielle interns at Compassion Counseling Center, she also works full time for an Integrative Medicine veterinarian at a specialty animal hospital. Danielle is interested in learning about and implementing a humanistic approach to counseling and one day normalizing energy work and Reiki in the traditional counseling setting. Danielle is excited to participate in private practice and meet new clients.