Therapist in New York, New York Melody Merker, Therapist

License: LCSW

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 18-65+

Appointments: In-office only. Telehealth not available

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in New York, New York Melody Larissa Merker, LCSW

Melody Larissa Merker, LCSW

As an honors scholar of Tisch School of the Arts (NYU) and a graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work, Melody Merker can help you transform the script of your life so that you are living the true version of existence that reflects strengths and vulnerabilities. She can empower you to rise above past trauma; assist you in processing harbored unresolved or negative feelings. She can aide you in achieving a centered stance so that choices are more effective and stasis is not an option. Melody Merker’s approaches include psychodynamic; cognitive behavioral; motivational interviewing; strengths based; dialectical behavioral. She has worked across the spectrum of socioeconomic class, culture, race, gender, sexual orientation, with an understanding that self-perception is the key to movement. Melody Merker has an expansive background in acting and studied anthropology, which has contributed to a specific knack for understanding without judging; helping people shift their objectives in the face of current and past adversity.

Melody Merker has worked with Veterans, LGBTQ population; elderly and adolescents struggling with addiction and mental health disorders; individuals with criminal histories; people who self-harm; those with disabilities, life threatening medical conditions, and neurological disorders. Her work ranges from psychiatric ER settings to medical ER environments to jail to outpatient clinics to private practice. She has an expansive understanding of the dynamics of addiction; medical illnesses; disability that has enabled her to guide all people to a sense of normalcy in an abnormal/unbalanced world. Melody Merker inspires people to recognize that transformative choices emerge from embracing perceived weakness as a bridge to something greater rather than a barrier; recognizing that push and pull tension is necessary to achieve one’s fullest potential.


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Behavioral Health Systems (BHS)
  • Carelon (Beacon)
  • Centivo
  • Elevance (Anthem/Empire BCBS)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • MagnaCare
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Northwell Direct
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Provider Network of America (PNOA)
  • Sana Benefits
  • World Trade Center (HealthSmart)


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Mindfulness


  • First Responders
  • Military/Veterans


  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Melody Merker. You can also call 347-509-9206 to have someone assist you.

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