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Romulo Mella LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Romulo Mella 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. I want everybody I work with to succeed based on the goals that they define and I want them to be comfortable with the process and treated with respect.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Joe Mella is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who has worked with clients in crisis and in community behavioral health for over 25 years. Joe has mainly focused on children with all types of needs but is very comfortable with adults and families as well. During his time as an LCSW he has encountered the most challenged populations and has helped families in crisis situations. Joe has also been a supervisor, developer, and trainer to other clinicians and professionals that address behavioral health including teachers, police officers, and school board employees. Joe completed his Master of Social Work at Florida State University. He has worked in community mental health as well as with the school system, foster care, and courts, and has specialized in suicide prevention for Duval County's Mobile Response Team. Joe has branched out his expertise by working with parents and treating adults. He has had to be flexible and mindful in the therapeutic interventions he provides due to each client and family's individual needs. Wherever you want to go in your journey, Joe is ready to assist you and be a great support, listener, and provide guidance to your specific needs and your strengths.






Anger management

General Expertise






Anger management

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


In-Network Insurance




Florida Blue

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+)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy


  • Florida, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, SW5793


Masters of Social Work, Florida State University

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL

Frequently Asked Questions About Romulo Mella, LCSW

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

Is Romulo Mella accepting new clients?

Yes, Romulo Mella is accepting new clients for online therapy in Florida and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Jacksonville, 4070 Herschel St Suite 1, Jacksonville, FL, 32210.

Does Romulo Mella accept insurance?

Yes, Romulo Mella accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Florida Blue, Humana and Optum.

What types of therapy does Romulo Mella offer?

Romulo Mella offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Romulo Mella offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Romulo Mella offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Jacksonville, 4070 Herschel St Suite 1, Jacksonville, FL, 32210.

Does Romulo Mella offer online therapy?

Yes, Romulo Mella offers online therapy to people in Florida.

How quickly can I see Romulo Mella?

Romulo Mella 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 Romulo Mella speak?

Romulo Mella conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Romulo Mella online?

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