Biography

Dr. Melanie Levine earned her PhD. in Clinical and School Psychology at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York, where her dissertation focused on the effectiveness of warning messages on gambling beliefs and behavior. She also earned a Master’s Degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University in 1999.

Dr. Levine is a licensed clinical psychologist, specializing in treating those suffering from chronic pain, depression, anxiety disorders, work related difficulties, relationship issues, procrastination, and family problems. She utilizes Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), a sub-type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), as well as relaxation techniques, communication building skills, social skills training, assertiveness skills training, parenting skills building, couples therapy, acceptance and mindfulness, motivational interviewing techniques, and pain management techniques. She trained at and provided therapy at the Albert Ellis Institute in Manhattan for five years.

Dr. Levine has served as a Clinical Supervisor at North Shore LIJ – Zucker Hillside Hospital. There she trained psychology externs and postdoctoral fellows, as well as psychiatry residents, in CBT techniques. Dr. Levine provided seminars, workshops, and weekly supervision sessions for the trainees.

Dr. Levine now has her own private practice in Manhattan and on Long Island where she treats college students, individual adults, and couples, where she utilizes REBT.

In addition to working as a therapist and supervisor, Dr. Levine has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at St. John’s University, Post University Online, Hofstra University, Montclair University, and Nassau Community College, and Queens-borough Community College. In addition, she has been invited to guest lecture at Nassau Community College, The College of New Rochelle, and The SUNY School of Optometry. Academically, she has been involved in the areas of research of childhood aggression, the effect of differential instructions on test anxiety, the role of expectancy theory on goal setting, the influence of conscientiousness and anxiety on decision-making, and the relationship between cognition’s, interpersonal relations, and life satisfaction.