Dr. Melissa Samartano, PHD

Dr. Melissa Samartano, PHD

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Dr. Melissa Samartano, PHD is a counselor in Raynham, MA. She specializes in counseling, psychology, and more.Read her story

825 Broadway

Raynham, MA 02767

Contact Information

(508) 819-0441

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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This content was provided by Dr. Samartano "Melissa received her Ph.D. in Holistic Counseling from the University of Sedona in 2013. She brings a creative approach to healing the mind, body, and spirit by incorporating different holistic modalities into the therapeutic counseling process. Melissa also received her Master's Degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology in 1997 from Lesley University. She has been practicing as a licensed psychotherapist for over 20 years. Melissa is also a Certified Yoga Teacher and received her CYT training from Maha Yoga Center in Bridgewater, MA in 2017. She offers ongoing Hatha yoga classes at her practice as well as an 8 week Mindfulness Program. She has a group practice with 8 licensed clinicians working for her in the Raynham, MA office. Her holistic approach to healing started while she was practicing meditation at a Holistic Meditation Center in Burlington, VT. She also attended Thic Nhat Hanh's retreat on Mindfulness Meditation in 1998 at the University of Vermont, on the full awareness of breath. Her practice in prayer and meditation led her to work for Catholic Charities in an outpatient clinic working with adults who suffered from an array of disorders, primarily post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and depression. Melissa has extensive experience working with children and adolescents, both home-based and outpatient. She utilizes the same holistic approach with more emphasis on their ability to use play therapy, art therapy, and gentle yoga techniques to enhance their internal and external expression of feelings. This process helps create overall peace of mind, understanding and balance to your life. Melissa specializes in treating clients who have trauma and PTSD, child or adolescent issues, spirituality, relationship issues, marital issues, depression, anxiety or fears, ADHD, divorce, domestic abuse or violence, loss or grief, OCD, parenting and dissociative disorders"
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19  Specialties

  • Counseling
  • Addiction Counseling
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Adult Psychology
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Child Psychology
  • Christian Counseling
  • Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Couples Counseling
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Health Psychology
  • Individual Counseling
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology
  • Women's Counseling
  • Women's Health Psychology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Samartano does not have any board certifications listed.

17  Conditions Treated

17  Procedures

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Behavior Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Grief Therapy
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital and Family Psychotherapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital Therapy
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Stress Management

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0 Malpractice Claims

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0 Sanctions

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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I highly recommend Dr. Samartano. She is easy to talk to and is a great listener. I instantly felt comfortable talking and sharing with her. Her holistic approach to counseling through the use of counseling, and optional use of meditation strategies and yoga has been ideal for dealing with anxiety....Read More
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Dr. Samartano has been truly wonderful to work with. She makes you feel comfortable, but also makes you aware of your own capabilities and strengths. I can appreciate that I feel like I am a part of my own success on goals that I am working on to achieve.
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Melissa has seen my son for the last several years. She has always been helpful, compassionate and a steady support for my son. He has been able to work through his challenges with her thoughtful guidance.
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I highly recommend Dr Samartano. I went through the meditation stress relief program. I cannot tell you what a great program it was. She really helped me immensely dealing with my stress and showed me such useful tools to help me
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Dr. Samartano is very compassionate. She's soft-spoken and listens. Her approach is very conservative. She has been a big help to me, and what I like best is she has a favorable of complimentary and alternative medications. I like her recommendations for herbs and readily available natural...Read More
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