About Melissa Pennica
Melissa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of New York and has a Master’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies. Melissa strives to provide clients with the space to explore life’s obstacles in a nonjudgmental and safe environment. Whether it is relational hardships, family concerns, or individual stressors, she believes that everyone can benefit from the space that therapy can provide to work through these issues. Melissa works with clients to explore problems from all angles, while providing a listening ear and the helpful tools to work through the issues they are grappling with.
As a marriage and family therapist, Melissa specializes in working with relationships with both individuals and couples. In her work with couples, she works from an attachment lens to focus on how to move partners out of recurring negative patterns and bring them into those that work for both partners, while building an understanding of the “whys” behind the patterns, behaviors, and feelings.
In addition, Melissa specializes in working with LGBTQ+ and nonbinary individuals and couples with an affirmative approach, as well as employing a sex-positive approach to couples navigating difficult experiences with physical intimacy. Melissa genuinely enjoys the work that she does, and find it to be a privilege that her clients share their stories with her.