Dr. Melanie Levine earned her PhD. in Clinical and School Psychology at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York. She also earned a Master’s Degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from Columbia University in 1999. During her doctoral program at Hofstra University, Dr. Levine completed a Cognitive Behavioral Externship and Fellowship at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City, and then went on to become a Staff Therapist and Supervisor at The Albert Ellis Institute.
In addition to working as a psychologist and supervisor, Dr. Levine has taught over 65 courses, serving as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at St. John’s University, Post University Online, Hofstra University, Montclair University, 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 cognitions, interpersonal relations, and life satisfaction.
Since 2011 Dr. Levine established her own private practice in Manhattan (NYC) and on Long Island where she treats teenagers, college students, individual adults, and couples, where she utilizes REBT. She also serves as a mentor and supervisor to junior colleagues and those wishing to learn REBT. She specializes 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), and 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.