Call Us At (646) 780-8278
All Days 9:00 to 5:00
116 West 23rd Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011
Refresh Psychotherapy LCSW, PLLC
Ms. Melida Reyes
Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT

Verified by Therapy For Black Men
646-685-4422
Primary Location
159 20th St
New York
United States
11232

Additional Location
14 Wall St
New York, New York
United States
10005

Accepting new clients?: Yes
Remote therapy available?: Yes
Can prescribe medication?: No

Office Hours: 7 am to 10 pm every day

Qualifications
Last school: Mercy College , Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, 2015
License(s): 002113-New York
Years in practice: 2016

Fees
Cost per session: $300 to $375
Average cost per session: 300
Sliding scale pricing?: Yes
Free initial phone consultation?: Yes
Free initial face to face consultation?: Yes
Payment methods accepted:
  • American Express
  • Health Savings Account
  • Mastercard
  • Visa


Insurance types accepted:
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • Oxford
  • Private Pay
  • United Healthcare


Modality:
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


Age specialty:
  • Adults


Communities I am allied with or for which I have experience supporting clients:
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Cancer
  • Gay Allied
  • HIV / AIDS Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • NBA
  • NFL
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Professional Athletes
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Transgender Allied


I offer special insights for client's of the following ethnicity:
  • Black
  • Hispanic and Latino
  • Other Racial or Ethnic Background


Languages spoken:
  • English
  • Spanish

Melida is a lifelong New Yorker who grew up in the Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights. She studied Psychology at The College of Mount Saint Vincent, where she earned her undergraduate degree. She went on to study Marriage and Family Therapy at Mercy College. She is also trained in Diadic Developmental Psychotherapy.

Melida has worked in Foster Care as well as in home-based and outpatient mental healthcare. She has experience working with adults, children & teens, individuals and families involved in the criminal justice system, as well as undocumented immigrants. She is planning to research and gain further insight into the effects of cannabis on daily functioning and its correlation with mood and behavioral changes, specifically in individuals suffering from depression and anxiety.

Melida’s clinical and therapeutic style can be best described as a relational therapist, using modalities such as Narrative Therapy, client-centered therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help individuals work towards cultivating autonomy, self-confidence, and healthier relationships. She values the power of storytelling and drawing unique strengths that will help navigate through the course of life. As a therapist, Melida works with individuals to gain understanding in that past negative experiences do not determine future successes. She also provides mind-body based techniques to support holistic healing. Melida believes that time wasted is time lost, which drives her motivation to help people make the most of each moment.

Melida is a fully bilingual speaker of English and Spanish and identifies as an Afro-Latina of Dominican descent. She proudly supports the LGBTQ communities. To prioritize her mental health and self-care, she participates in salsa dancing, watching basketball, and playing Parcheesi. She enjoys spending time with loved ones as well as traveling.

Melida gives back to the community by being a voice/advocate for the youth involved in the criminal justice system. She also makes a point to participate in walks and events that cater to breast cancer awareness and systems of oppression involving women.

Issues:
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Compulsive Spending
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning) Issues
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss
Treatment orientation:
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Adlerian
  • Attachment-Based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Imago
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Jungian
  • Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Structural Family Therapy
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


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