Dr. Melissa Tillman is a highly regarded clinical psychologist who has been providing quality care to patients at her private practice, New View Psychology, PLLC, for several years. With her office located in Long Island, New York, Melissa specializes in treating anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders, and her patients range in age from children to adults. She takes a holistic approach to her practice and uses a variety of therapeutic techniques, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based therapies, elements of dialectical behavioral therapy, social skills training, and positive psychology.
One of Melissa’s areas of specialization is Exposure Therapy, which she incorporates in her treatment of phobias and anxiety disorders. She has undergone specialized training in this technique and has found it to be an extremely effective tool for helping patients overcome their fears and anxieties. Melissa also believes in collaboration and often works closely with other professionals, families, and schools to create effective treatment plans that address the unique needs of each patient.
Melissa was born and raised in New York and developed a fascination with the human mind at a young age. She pursued her passion for psychology by graduating Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Hofstra University. She went on to earn both a Master’s and a PhD in Clinical & School Psychology from Hofstra University. During her studies, Melissa developed a deep interest in the treatment of anxiety and depression, and she spent several years researching and studying the latest therapeutic techniques in these areas.
After completing her education, Melissa began her career as a clinical psychologist by working in various school and clinical settings that ranged from preschool to college and adult populations. This diverse experience has allowed her to develop a deep understanding of the unique challenges that can arise at different stages of life, and she is able to adapt her approach to meet the needs of each patient. Melissa quickly earned a reputation as a skilled and compassionate therapist, and in 2017, she decided to open her own private practice in Merrick, which quickly became a popular destination for children, adolescents, and adults seeking high-quality mental health care. Later, she expanded her practice to include locations in Plainview and W. Sayville.
Dr. Tillman is committed to helping her clients change maladaptive thoughts and behaviors by providing education and specific strategies to promote independence and elevate their mental health. Her direct, practical, and problem-solving approach to treatment has earned her a loyal following of patients who appreciate her expertise, compassion, and commitment to their well-being. She remains passionate about her work and continues to stay up-to-date with the latest research and therapeutic techniques in her field to provide the best possible care to her patients.