Jennifer Melerski (she/her)

Accepting Clients

I am a clinical psychologist passionate about guiding my clients in seeking meaningful relationships and fulfillment in their lives.

Clinical Psychologist in Virginia

About My Clients

You may feel overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, and alone in dealing with a life crisis or transition. Many of us struggle deeply around completing our families – finding the right partner, having children. You may have delayed having children for your career; you may have unexplained infertility. You & your partner may be dealing with these experiences differently. Maybe you have experienced pregnancy loss or other traumatic events. Maybe you are struggling with being a new parent.

My Background and Approach

For three decades, I have had the privilege of working with people of diverse backgrounds. After working in non-profit agencies with persons struggling with serious mental illness, I earned my doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Rutgers University. I employ a variety of techniques & approaches to help each person move towards a place of increased happiness and security within themselves. I believe that a genuine therapeutic relationship has the power to help people create the relationships they seek in their lives. Psychotherapy is a collaborative process involving exploration and trust. I can assist you in identifying and pursuing goals, developing better insight and learning new skills as you create the life you want to live. I specialize in assessments of prospective egg/sperm donors & surrogates/gestational carriers. I specialize in forensic assessments - including competency to stand trial, sanity, mitigation, guardianship & the evaluation of PTSD in civil matters.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I believe all people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and that rights belong to all people or they belong to none. I seek to be humble in my approach and strive for cultural humility and am committed to being a life-long learner. I will be eternally grateful to the first responders on 9/11 who trusted me, awed me with their selflessness, inspired me with their post-traumatic growth, and were willing to share their stories with me for my doctoral dissertation. I have dedicated much of my career to working with the financially impoverished - through my work with persons dealing with serious mental illnesses and homelessness and my ongoing work with indigent persons who are justice-involved. I know it is hard - very hard - to reach out to talk with a mental health professional. On average in the US people wait a decade to get help. I am grateful to my teachers, mentors, and therapists. Therapy changed the course of my life. I know it can change yours too.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity
  • Judaism

At A Glance

  • Experience: 18 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $175 - 175/session

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