Melissa Kate McIntosh,


I provide psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults. I combine art and talk therapy to support others in the development of a meaningful life; one that is grounded in integrity and joy. As a depth-oriented psychotherapist, I have learned to value the suffering that life offers. Through gentle exploration and active participation, I encourage you to develop thoughtfulness that promotes meaning in your life.

I have a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and completed my pre-doctoral internship at The New School Student Health Support Services. Prior to that, I did a practicum for two years with the Harlem Family Institute, intimately working with a diverse group of children in a school setting and their families. My varied clinical experience comprises both inpatient and outpatient settings, brief and long-term psychotherapy, and individual and group work.

I received my Master’s in Art Therapy and Creative Development from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. As a registered and board-certified art therapist, I have presented and taught at various graduate art therapy and counseling programs including The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Long Island University, CW POST, The New School, and Queens College. I coordinated the last three years of the Creative Arts and Healing Program at The New School; advising a diverse student body of artists, designers, performers, musicians, and dancers interested in exploring the connections between the creative arts and healing.

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