Last edited 01/26/2023
Melissa KohbergerLicensed Professional Counselor Associate
Melissa Kohberger, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, 37AC00572400 is practicing under the supervision of Nicole Cowan (New Jersey, LPC, 3700657400) at Resilience Lab.
Please, note: A clinician listed as being “clinically supervised” is completing clinical hours toward their licensure. They have one or more fully licensed clinical supervisors that often have special training to become supervisors. They consult with their supervisor(s) on all of their cases, which means that, when working with them, you are getting the time and expertise of multiple therapists in your treatment.
I grew up in a small rural town where I always felt a little bit different. Because of this experience, I developed an ability to hold space for people who feel isolated or lost, which contributed to my decision to pursue therapy. Then, when I moved to Brooklyn, New York, I wanted to immerse myself in a completely different environment. I decided to live in a youth hostel in a difficult neighborhood where I saw the effects of systemic oppression on mental health first hand. It was such a formative experience that it ultimately led to where I am today.
All of us have an inner voice—that “gut feeling” that connects us to our instincts, our unconscious, and the emotional side of our personalities. But with the hectic, conflicting demands of the modern world, many of us lose touch with our inner voice, which can lead to anxiety, insecurity, and disconnection. When it comes to overcoming mental health challenges, tapping into your instincts and inner knowing is a great place to start. As a therapist, I work with clients to connect with their intuition, feel confident in their identity, and gain practical skills for navigating life. Therapy with me is a collaborative process where I empower you to be your truest, rawest, and most genuine self. In our time together, you’ll learn to trust your gut and honor your inner knowing, while learning how to manage difficult emotions, challenge unhelpful thoughts, and create a life that aligns with your values. Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), we’ll address the patterns that separate you from your inner voice and create a new way of being that embraces your full, authentic self.
I create a warm, welcoming space where people feel comfortable quickly. My natural inclination to listen and empathize makes it feel safe for clients to open up, practice vulnerability, and be fully themselves. Depending on the situation, I can weave humor into session to bring a sense of lightheartedness into the healing process. The container I create is warm, but firm. I’m not afraid to challenge my clients because I believe that strong boundaries facilitate growth.
Aging related concerns
Artists' mental health
Child mental health
Golden Rule Insurance
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare
Oxford Health Plans
UnitedHealthcare Student Resources
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Masters, Centenary University
My mental health career began at an addiction treatment facility in Brooklyn. After that, I moved into a community mental health setting, where I worked with children, teens, and adults experiencing trauma, mood, personality, and substance use disorders. I’m now a proud member of the Resilience Lab mental health collective—the largest community of clinicians working collaboratively to produce better outcomes and improve mental health access.
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Melissa Kohberger, LPC-A, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Melissa Kohberger accepting new clients?
Yes, Melissa Kohberger is accepting new clients.
Does Melissa Kohberger accept insurance?
Yes, Melissa Kohberger accepts insurance, including Golden Rule Insurance, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Humana, Oxford Health Plans, UMR, UnitedHealthCare (UHC) and UnitedHealthcare Student Resources.
Does Melissa Kohberger offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in New Jersey can book Melissa Kohberger for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Melissa Kohberger offer online therapy?
Yes, Melissa Kohberger offers online therapy to people in New Jersey.
How quickly can I see Melissa Kohberger?
Melissa Kohberger typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Melissa Kohberger speak?
Melissa Kohberger conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Melissa Kohberger online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Melissa Kohberger online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.