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Melissa Albano LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Melissa Albano Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a seasoned licensed therapist, I look forward to working together to meet your goals and make effective changes in your life.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Melissa Albano is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) whohas over 20 years of social work experience. Melissa was employed for 18 years as a case manager for a large health system. Her experience working with clients has been managing cases related to anxiety, panic attacks, depression, crisis intervention, substance abuse, and domestic violence. Melissa also worked with chronically ill clients and their families to better cope with their ongoing needs. She is passionate and experienced with counseling related to the LGBTQ+ community. Melissa completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at New York University.Her practice style is upfront and honest. Melissa establishes a strong working relationship with her clients to work effectively to manage concerns. She is compassionate and easy to engage with. Youwill work together to determine the best approach to address your current concerns. Melissa tailors sessions to the counseling style that will best work with you. Melissa realizes how important it is to find a counselor that you can connect with to see progress during challenging times. It is important to establish a healthy relationship to move forward with managing changes in your life. Melissa would like to provide some information about herself and her counseling style, to determine if you would be a good fit.Reaching out to seek therapy is a huge step in making life changes. Melissa looks forward to working together.





General Expertise





Aging related concerns

Anger management

Divorce & separation


In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP




First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Reality Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy


  • New Jersey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 44SC05628600


Masters of Arts, New York University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Red Bank, Red Bank, NJ

Frequently Asked Questions About Melissa Albano, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Melissa Albano, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Melissa Albano accepting new clients?

Yes, Melissa Albano is accepting new clients for online therapy in New Jersey and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Red Bank, 65 Mechanic St Suite 203, Red Bank, NJ, 07701.

Does Melissa Albano accept insurance?

Yes, Melissa Albano accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Melissa Albano offer?

Melissa Albano offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Melissa Albano offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Melissa Albano offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Red Bank, 65 Mechanic St Suite 203, Red Bank, NJ, 07701.

Does Melissa Albano offer online therapy?

Yes, Melissa Albano offers online therapy via video sessions to people in New Jersey.

How quickly can I see Melissa Albano?

Melissa Albano typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Melissa Albano speak?

Melissa Albano conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Melissa Albano online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Melissa Albano online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.