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Melissa Alcorn-Ferry LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Melissa Alcorn-Ferry 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 therapist, I understand the power of listening first in order to understand how I can best help you.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Melissa Alcorn-Ferry is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 20 years of experience in the mental health field. She is energized by helping people reach their goals and potential. Melissa specializes in depression, anxiety, bipolar, trauma, addiction, grief, and life transitions. Melissa completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at the University of Pittsburgh. She has worked in homes, schools, communities, partial hospitalization, and outpatient treatment programs. This professional experience enables her to provide the support and guidance her clients are seeking. Melissa uses multiple treatment approaches which she matches to her client's needs and preferences. Some examples are brief treatment, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy, and family therapy. Your emotional well-being can have an impact on your life. If you re having a hard time, Melissa is confident she will be able to meet you where you are on your journey and help you accomplish your goals. Whether you have hit a bump in the road or you are ready to address a difficult issue, Melissa can help with whatever you may be struggling with. If you are ready to talk and do the work, schedule an appointment with her today.




Borderline Personality Disorder

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

General Expertise



Borderline Personality Disorder


Anger management

Bipolar disorder

Domestic violence

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP




First Session$220
Individual Therapy$180
Marriage & Couples Counseling$180
Family Therapy$180
Group Therapy$180

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Attachment-Based Therapy


  • Pennsylvania, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CW022934


Master of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Frequently Asked Questions About Melissa Alcorn-Ferry, LCSW

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

Is Melissa Alcorn-Ferry accepting new clients?

Yes, Melissa Alcorn-Ferry is accepting new clients for online therapy in Pennsylvania and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pittsburgh, 5830 Ellsworth Ave Suite 301, Pittsburgh, PA, 15232.

Does Melissa Alcorn-Ferry accept insurance?

Yes, Melissa Alcorn-Ferry accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Melissa Alcorn-Ferry offer?

Melissa Alcorn-Ferry offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Melissa Alcorn-Ferry offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Melissa Alcorn-Ferry offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Pittsburgh, 5830 Ellsworth Ave Suite 301, Pittsburgh, PA, 15232.

Does Melissa Alcorn-Ferry offer online therapy?

Yes, Melissa Alcorn-Ferry offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Pennsylvania.

How quickly can I see Melissa Alcorn-Ferry?

Melissa Alcorn-Ferry 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 Alcorn-Ferry speak?

Melissa Alcorn-Ferry conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Melissa Alcorn-Ferry online?

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