Melissa Kate McIntosh

Creative Arts Therapist
  • English
  • Depression
  • Art Therapy
  • Anxiety

My Approach

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 therapist, I have learned to value the suffering that life offers. Through g...

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 therapist, I have learned to value the suffering that life offers. Through gentle exploration and active participation, I encourage you to develop a thoughtfulness that promotes meaningful relationships in your life.

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About Melissa Kate

The therapeutic relationship is first and foremost a creative collaboration, one grounded in compassion, deepened through curiosity, and nurtured through time. My goal is to support individuals tap into their own inner wisdom as they collaboratively mine the personal and collective unconsci...

The therapeutic relationship is first and foremost a creative collaboration, one grounded in compassion, deepened through curiosity, and nurtured through time. My goal is to support individuals tap into their own inner wisdom as they collaboratively mine the personal and collective unconscious for guidance, and imagine new possibilities for growth.

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Education

Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, California Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology with emphasis in depth psychology (2012-present) Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY Master of Professional Studies in Art Therapy and Creative Development (2006)

Experience

I am a Ph.D. Candidate in clinical psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA, and completed my pre-doctoral internship at The New School Student Health Support Services. 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, Queens College, and Albertua Magnus 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.

167 West 21st Street
10011-3200 New York