Melissa Torres


About Me

Beginning my career in New York City at Cancer Care I provided support to clients & families impacted by cancer. This experience not only laid the groundwork for my integrative approach to treatment, but it also inspired me to pursue becoming a social worker and to even further serve and empower other individuals impacted by substance abuse, sexual abuse and trauma

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work who has specialized working with clients in the mental health/health care industry for over 20 years. I am trained in psychoanalytical, cognitive, couples and dialectical behavior therapy. I’m also trained to treat individuals struggling with substance abuse, sexual abuse & trauma.

My professional history includes providing therapeutic support to 9/11 first responders and patients on dialysis. Whether a client is struggling with trauma or a change in health, I feel a client’s struggle is a valiant one worthy of respect, understanding & compassion.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 12

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video





LCSW #0904011528 (Expires: 2021-06-30)


Written by T.A. on Jun 27, 2020 after counseling with Melissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I have been with Melissa for a short time, but during this short time she has given me a lot of clarity in heart and mind. She has allowed me to hear and see all parts of myself with love and compassion. I could not recommend anyone more. Thanks so much, Melissa.