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Learn More About Dr. Andrea Melendez

Andrea Melendez, Psy. D., LPC, boasts extensive experience and expertise cultivated through diverse mental health settings. Her journey began with a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology, leading to immersion in hospitals, community clinics, and private practices.


She underwent specialized neuropsychology training at Hackensack University Medical Center's Neuroscience Institute, focusing on cognitive evaluations for conditions like MS, dementia, stroke, and epilepsy. At Jamaica Hospital in Queens, NY, she gained comprehensive training across multiple departments, offering consultations and bedside psychotherapy to individuals facing severe medical conditions.


Dr. Andrea honed her expertise by providing therapy to elite athletes, addressing stress management and post-injury concerns. Specializing in guiding individuals through anxiety, trauma, and family dynamics, she fosters empowerment and motivation for positive change.


As a dedicated psychologist, Dr. Andrea believes in the transformative power of therapy, offering evidence-based approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). With a focus on empowerment and acceptance, she provides a safe environment for clients to explore emotions and confront behavioral challenges, specializing in trauma, anxiety, depression, assertiveness, and empowerment.

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