Melissa Divaris Thompson, MA

About Me

I am licensed in both New York and Virginia. I provide attachment based EMDR virtually currently due to Covid. You may feel like you are functioning in your life but underneath you are struggling. Perhaps you feel anxious most days, wanting a relationship, dealing with trauma or adversity, or making big decisions in your life. Therapy can help. In allowing ourselves to feel, we create a space within to open and grow. In our busy lives, we often times forget our true nature and end up feeling stuck, tired, anxious and unhappy. As a holistic and depth oriented therapist, my role is to support my adults and couples in finding wholeness — mind, body, and spirit — creating more joy, ease, and healthy relationships. I help my clients remember their empowered authentic voice and “tap back in” to their true self. Every client and couple is unique, and my work is based on the individual. Through an intuitive, interactive, experiential, and collaborative approach, I help my clients cultivate a deepening of compassion for themselves and others. In a safe and warm environment, my clients are able to explore their past and their present, to understand what’s missing in their life, what they truly yearn for, and what is keeping them apart from that. Through this exploration, my clients are able to express their inner most desires, bringing more peace, balance, and happiness to their lives. I also use EMDR in my sessions to help clients process trauma and help them move forward in their lives.

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress Management

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families


  • English


  • Sliding Scale

We are an out of network provider. We provide receipts for your insurance company that can get you all or partially reimbursed if you have out of network mental health benefits depending on your plan.