Melissa  Dewey
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Melissa Dewey

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Practice: The Holistic Heart
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
Warwick Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Rhode Island therapists on Zencare.

Updated February 9, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Relationships
  • Mindfulness
  • Life transitions

Professional statement

Melissa Dewey is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) practicing at the Holistic Heart in Warwick, RI. Melissa also has her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Clinical Mental Health and completed a two-year certification in Core Energetics.

Melissa works with young adults (18-24) and adults (24+) who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, life transitions, academic problems, relationship difficulties, and trauma. When working with clients, Melissa uses a holistic approach to integrate mind, body, and spirit. Melissa focuses on the way clients manage their emotions and energy and incorporates physical movement to release emotions that may be blocked. Melissa incorporates mindfulness and subtle somatic awareness practices as well to provide further awareness and integration.

Clients that work with Melissa often gain a deeper understanding of the language of their bodies and are better able to manage stress and challenges as they arise. Clients often feel a greater sense of wholeness and integration and have a better sense of self than when they started.


Message to clients

I value the importance of creating a safe space so we can cultivate a supportive therapeutic relationship. I value the unique relationship between each client as we all need different levels of support and challenging based on what is happening in our lives. I pay close attention to balance those two types of helping based on what clients need. I work to let you recognize the healing that can take place within yourself and work to serve as a mirror to shine lights on the various facets of what makes you who you are.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Relationships - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Optum
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $105 (45 min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $105
  • Initial session: $135 (60 min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Warwick practice
659 Sandy Lane, Warwick, Rhode Island 02889
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-1:15pm
  • Wed 10:15am-7:15pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 10:15am-6:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 11:00am-8:00pm
  • Tue 8:00am-1:15pm
  • Wed 10:15am-7:15pm
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 10:15am-6:30pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Group practice, 2018 - Present
In-home Family therapy, 2014 - 2018


Languages

English