Melissa Bennett-Heinz, LCSW, LICSW, Certified Gestalt Therapist – Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I am a private practice licensed clinical social worker serving clients in multiple states: New York, North Carolina, Texas, and Washington via telehealth platform and offer walk and talk/outdoor therapy in central North Carolina.  As your therapist, it is my priority to create a therapeutic atmosphere that promotes growth and positive change, for you. I look forward to working with you to address your challenges and realize your goals. Therapy is a process that can move you toward being the healthiest version of yourself and living the life you desire.

Treatment Approach

field pathI use a variety of approaches to address my client’s unique needs. Many successful treatment plans will utilize a foundation of gestalt therapy and then quickly move toward a tailored treatment plan and approach that includes tools to help sustain the growth experienced in regular therapy.

Additionally, a growing body of research supports the practice of self-compassion and mindfulness in psychotherapy. Neuroscience research reveals individuals that practice these techniques are happier, more resilient, and better equipped to heal painful memories from the past. It is my honor and mission to help my clients move past what’s blocking them from reaching their full potential individually and in their relationships.

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Education & Credentials:

  • License #: WA: LW60689701, NC: C013559, NY: 093993, TX: 108625
  • License State: WA, NC, NY, TX
  • Practicing Since: 2002
  • Education: Certified Gestalt Psychotherapist, Gestalt Associates for Psychotherapy, NYC, Class of ’12
    MSW, Columbia University School of Social Work, Class of ’02
    MM, Manhattan School of Music, Class of ’98
    BM, Manhattan School of Music, Class of ’96