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Melissa Barua, LSW – Adolescent IOP Therapist

Primary Therapist

🧑 In Person, 📹 Telehealth


Melissa is a Licensed Social Worker who has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Montclair State University and a Masters of Social Work degree from Rutgers University. Melissa successfully completed the Rutgers Addiction Counselor Training (ACT) Certificate Program. Melissa possesses experience providing clinical services to adolescents, adults, families, and groups. Melissa assess and utilizes a variety of interventions and approaches that best match the needs of the client including CBT,DBT, MI, Trauma Focused, Strength-based, and person-centered therapy. Melissa aims to empower and collaborate with her clients throughout their journey to help them explore their emotions, set goals for themselves, identify their own inherent gifts, and look toward the future.


Montclair State University 2019 Bachelor's in Psychology; Rutgers University 2021 Master of Social Work

Why you are passionate about your job?

Melissa is passionate about helping others address their personal challenges, help ease emotional burdens, and empower them to achieve a healthier and happier overall quality of life. Melissa's main goal in being a therapist is to help clients increase their ability to move ahead purposefully and joyfully in their lives.


🏥 Clinical, 🧠 Adolescent Mental Health, 💆‍♀️ Mental Health Program
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