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  • English

✔ Trauma-Sensitive



  • The State of New York – LCAT
    • License Number: 002800
  • The State of New York – LMHC
    • License Number:  013203
  • The State of Florida Telehealth
    • License Number:TPMC2993 

Accepted Insurance

Please Check with our admin staff to see if your insurance covers Melissa.


Certifications and trainings

  •  Art Therapist
  • Training in  Cognitive Processing Therapy 
  • Certified Anxiety-Informed Professional


  • 2004 – Salisbury University, MD, BA – Graphic Design, Minor – Psychology

  • 2020 – Edinboro University, PA. MA – Art Therapy & Mental Health Counseling


New York Mental Health Counselors Association

NY Creative Arts Therapy Association

Melissa Compton


Hello! Thanks for reading. I’m proud of you for taking this step and reaching out for help. Doing this can be a very difficult task, I am glad that you are here. We all struggle in one way or another. Please let me help you with yours, whatever it may be.

Area of Focus

PTSD/Trauma – I offer art therapy and I am trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) to help deal with traumatic experiences.


Anxiety/Depression – I am a Certified Anxiety-Informed professional; we can work on your anxiety and depression in a number of ways – art therapy, mindfulness, guided meditations, CBT, exposure and response therapy – you’re in the driver’s seat. 


Self Esteem/Self Confidence Building – I work with individuals in developing their self confidence and self esteem via art therapy, role playing and gestalt techniques.

Play Therapy/Art Therapy – to help with trauma, emotional dysregulation and behavior challenges. 

My Approach

As a trauma-informed art therapist and mental health professional, I utilize an eclectic approach to help each unique individual. Along with traditional talk therapy I provide art therapy and I am trained in cognitive process therapy, for trauma. I am also a certified anxiety-informed professional. I provide a safe, non-judgemental, and comfortable healing space for you to process your experience.


I obtained my masters at Edinboro University in PA, with a dual focus on art therapy and mental health counseling. I am a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and limited permit Mental Health Counselor – I am close to finishing up my hours for the LMHC.


I welcome anyone that wants to feel better, gain insight and wants to put in the work to see positive changes in themselves. I believe that therapy can be beneficial for everyone. Let’s chat.


I am a very creative, friendly, caring and empowering person. I love talking with people and getting to know them. In my spare time my husband and I enjoy playing video games together, going out for a bite to eat, catching a movie or getting outside. I enjoy creating art, reading, writing and playing with or being lazy with my pets.

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