Melissa Kester, LMFT - Contemplative Psychotherapist working with Couples and Individuals in NYC
Melissa Kester, MA, LMFT, Founder and Director of Madison Marriage and Family Therapy, PC in New York City. She has served on the NYS Division Board for AAMFT as Metro Chapter President and Student/Associate Representative. Melissa has also been an adjunct instructor at Hunter College, teaching Graduate Students Family Systems Counseling. She is the editor for Towards Healing.
Personal and professional experiences have led Melissa to harness life’s humor with the joys and challenges of moving towards change. She embraces moments of levity that highlight the ingenuity and repetition we experience in our lives and with our loved ones.
Melissa sees therapy as an opportunity to stretch, and to listen to our minds and bodies. In your space you will be able to slow down and reconnect with yourself. It is a haven of your own design, where you can create or adjust boundaries for protection and healing.
Melissa’s clinical approach is integrative, combining systemic, psychodynamic, creative and contemplative psychotherapy. She recognizes the unique qualities each individual possesses and believes in complimenting them with an appropriate clinical approach. Through open dialogue and active listening, Melissa nurtures an environment for constructive change.