Melissa Wakely, LMHC

Assistant Clinical Director, Licensed therapist, Certified Core Energetics Practitioner


Ages seen: 18+

Individual counseling, Couples counseling

Telehealth only


Approach to treatment

Melissa’s approach to treatment focuses on integrating the mind, body and spirit. Melissa’s work with clients focuses on returning a client’s energetic flow to benefit their whole being towards wellness rather than stress and dis-ease that often result in the symptoms that bring one to therapy. Melissa works on opening any energetic blockages in the body due to emotions related to trauma, stress, and relational distress that have occurred throughout one’s life. Melissa focuses on building a safe therapeutic space where clients feel safe to express their emotions and process stressful situations they may be experiencing. 


Theories & Interventions

Melissa’s approach is influenced by:

  • Humanistic/person centered

  • Holistic/mind-body-spirit integration

  • Mindfulness and meditation practices

  • Core Energetics (in training)

  • Psychoeducation

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Family systems

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

  • Gestalt


Specialties & Expertise

  • Personal growth and development

  • Relationship with self and others

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Feeling stressed/overwhelmed

  • Life transitions

  • Relationship challenges

  • Grief and loss

  • Family issues

  • Adolescent and young adult issues




Melissa is a great match for you if:

  • You would like to improve your relationship with yourself and others.

  • You identify as a highly-sensing person or empath.

  • You would like to create healthy boundaries in your life.

  • You are looking to incorporate self-care into your life.

  • You are interested in the energy of emotions and how you can move that energy and align with your core self.


Insurance & Rates for sessions with Melissa:

Melissa offers sessions at a private pay rate of $140 per session for those not using insurance.

She is also able to accept the following insurance plans:

  • United Healthcare
  • Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Student Resources (Brown University)
  • Tufts
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield