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Dr. Melissa Boston (she/her) is a Clinical Psychologist licensed in New York and Connecticut who specializes in the treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults.  

Dr. Boston obtained her MA in Psychology and Education from Columbia University Teacher's College and went on to earn her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology/Argosy University.  The abundance of her training has been in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Boston is currently the Dean of Student Health and Wellbeing at Manhattanville in Purchase, New York.


Dr. Boston is skilled in using evidenced  based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.  She works with clients who present with a variety of problems, symptoms and diagnoses, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family difficulties, women's issues, behavioral difficulties, social difficulties, trauma, and GLBTQ (gender/sexuality) related concerns.  Dr. Boston is trained in the use  of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD/Trauma.  


Because Dr. Boston has gained experience in several different settings (hospitals, mental health clinics, private practice, residential treatment, and a college counseling department) and is skilled in a variety of techniques, she employs a flexible, individualized approach to psychotherapy.  Each client is asked to identify their treatment goals and then a collaborative plan between therapist and client is created (treatment plan).  The treatment plan is uniquely tailored to meet the specific needs of the client and is reviewed and modified based upon progress or change.   The aim is to make the therapy experience a worthwhile, comfortable process during which the client will experience stabilization and growth.  




Q:  Are any services covered by my health insurance?

A:  Before you set up your first appointment, call your health insurance to inquire about out of network benefits.  Dr. Boston is out of network for all insurances, but will be happy to give you a bill of service to provide to your insurance company in order to be reimbursed at your out-of-network rate.  This only applies if you are planning to use health insurance.


Q:  How do I make an appointment?

A:  If you are interested in being seen for therapy, email or call to schedule an initial assessment.  During the initial intake appointment important background information will be obtained and a treatment plan with detailed goals and objectives for therapy will be created and agreed upon.  


Q:  What happens if I need to cancel my appointment?

A:  There is a 24 hour cancelation policy in place.  If you should need to miss an appointment, you will be expected to provide notification at least 24 hours in advance.  If you miss an appointment, or cancel in less than 24 hours, you will be charged a $50 missed session fee.


Q:  How long will I be in therapy? 

A:  People are in therapy for varying lengths of time, typically based upon the severity of symptoms and treatment goals.  Some people only need only short-term therapy, while others opt to engage in long-term therapy.  Each person's experience with therapy is unique. 





“You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

–A.A. Milne 

"Be careful how you are talking to yourself because you are listening." 

- Lisa M. Hayes

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