Melissa Elliott, LCSW

Melissa D. Elliott, LCSW, SIFI is a Brooklyn born woman, raised by Barbadian parents. She is a non-for-profit leader, an adjunct professor, psycho-therapist in private practice and a consultant. Melissa holds a graduate master’s degree in social work from New York University and a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and a minor in African and Latino history from CUNY-Bernard M. Baruch College.

Melissa’s therapeutic service creates a healing and transformative space for teens and adults through services focused on individuals, families and groups. Her therapy approach is rooted in five (5) core values, to create a healing space that is authentic, non-judgmental, confidential and transformative to all those served. Her clients have reported success in career advancement through promotions or new employment, increased satisfaction in close relationships with loved ones (parents or significant others). Increase academic success and college access.

She utilizes an eclectic approach, in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, (CBT) Brief Solution Focused Therapy, (BSFT), crisis intervention, clinical psycho-education, supportive counseling, coaching, advocacy, group facilitation, parenting skills, behavior modification skills, Trauma-Focused (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI), dream interpretation and psycho-analysis.