Melissa Gizzi, MA, LAC, RYT - Bergen County Therapist

I am a Licensed Therapist, a Licensed School Counselor, a Registered Yoga Teacher, and a Reiki Master Practitioner. I specialize in the treatment of young adults and college students experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship dynamics, narcissistic abuse and other personal life challenges. I focus on providing support and creating a warm, non-judgmental, and safe therapeutic environment as the foundation for my client’s therapy. My approach to treatment is integrative and combines many elements of cognitive behavioral, humanistic approaches, acceptance and commitment, and other mindfulness-based interventions.

I work collaboratively with each client to understand how current thoughts, behaviors, and feelings are impacted by past experiences and I incorporate highly personalized complementary modalities and evidence-based techniques to help each client feel empowered to effectively address the challenges they face.

Through the therapeutic process, I believe that everyone is able to move towards healing. I look forward to helping you through this journey!

Core Competencies:
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • Stress
  • Narcissistic Abuse
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Dynamics
Education:
  • Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology – William Paterson University, Expected 2026
  • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology – Felician University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – William Paterson University
Certifications:
  • School Counselor
  • Registered Yoga Teacher (RYS 200)
  • Usui Reiki Ryoho Master Practitioner (RMP)
  • Certified Anger Management Specialist, level II (NAMA-II)
Professional Organizations:
  • Yoga Alliance
  • Latino Mental Health Association (LMHANJ)
  • New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA)
  • International Association of Reiki Professionals (IARP)
  • NJ Psychological Association Graduate Students (NJPAGS)
Awards:
  • Elected member of National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)
  • Voted one of “NJ Favorite Kids’Therapists”by readers of NJ Family Magazine
Courses Taught:
  • History & Systems of Psychology, Department of Psychology – Felician University
  • Child Abuse & Neglect, Department of Psychology – William Paterson University

If you are looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you are just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Contact us today to book your appointment.
You can call Melissa at (201) 661-8070, or contact us online.
We can help you find clarity, direction,
and purpose in your life