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Melissa received her Ph.D. in Holistic Life Counseling from the University of Sedona in 2013. She brings a creative approach to healing the mind, body, and spirit by incorporating different holistic modalities into the therapeutic counseling process. Melissa also received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology in 1997 from Lesley University. She has been practicing as a licensed psychotherapist for over 15 years. Her holistic approach to healing started while she was practicing meditation at a Holistic Meditation Center in Burlington, VT. She also attended Thic Nhat Hanh's retreat on Mindfulness Meditation in 1998 at the University of Vermont, on the full awareness of breath. Her practice in prayer and meditation led her to work for Catholic Charities in an outpatient clinic working with adults who suffered from an array of disorders, primarily post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and depression. Melissa has extensive experience working with children and adolescents, both home-based and outpatient. She utilizes the same holistic approach with more emphasis on their ability to use play therapy and art therapy to enhance their internal and external expression of feelings. This process helps create overall peace of mind, understanding and balance to your life. 

 Melissa specializes in treating clients who have trauma and PTSD, child or adolescent issues, spirituality, relationship issues, marital issues, depression, anxiety or fears, ADHD, divorce, domestic abuse or violence, loss or grief, OCD, parenting and dissociative disorders. 
Melissa's Specialties Include:
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression
  • Adults, Children & Adolescents
  • Marriage counseling

Testimonials:

"Melissa's CD was a godsend for us. Both my kids share a room and find it hard to settle down at night. One, in particular, has a lot of anxiety. In desperation, I put the CD on one night and they both loved it. Melissa's voice is so soothing, and the visualization techniques are easy enough for kids to follow. They both loved the healing dolphins. I definitely recommend this for anyone who struggles to get their kids to bed at night!"
"I highly recommend Melissa Samartano's "Meditation Using the Seven Chakras and Dolphin Healing Energy". When I have attempted meditation in the past, I did not see the results for which I was looking. Melissa's CD leaves me feeling at ease and, unlike other meditations, with a newfound energy. A calm energy that helps me to focus on myself and how I am feeling. I am able to visualize my meditation with the aid of her soothing voice and the dolphin sounds. If I enter into the meditation with anxiety or hesitation, once the CD begins, I am easily transitioned into my meditation. On days I feel out of control or anxious, the meditation leaves me feeling powerful and in control. What is even better is that it only takes 12 minutes out of my day, but gives me hours of peace. I believe everyone could benefit by taking 12 minutes out of their day to focus on themselves. Melissa has helped me to do that."

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(401) 263-1599 ● (508) 819-0441
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825 Broadway
Raynham, MA 02767
msamartano@comcast.net
Licensed Mental Health Counselor License
Number and State:
5539 Massachusetts
Serving Bristol County

 
Insurances Accepted Include Blue Cross and / or Blue Shield, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, PPOs, PacifiCare & United Behavioral Health