“All patients can expect dedication, guidance and compassion while I meet them where they are with what concerns them. I will support you while walking with you, at your pace, towards healing.”

Melissa Ciarcia, LCSW-R

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

State: New York
Currently accepting new patients.


M.S.W, Fordham Graduate School of Social Service                                

B.S, State University of New York

In-network Insurance

Cigna, Humana, Optum, Self-Pay, Oscar, United Behavioral Health, UMR, Oxford, Tricare, Optum VACCN, Cigna EAP, Aetna, Empire BCBS


About Melissa

Melissa Ciarcia is a licensed clinical social worker. Melissa has over a decade of experience working with patients in underserved populations, particularly homeless youth and young adults, the LGBTQIA+ community, sexual abuse survivors, domestic violence survivors, and human trafficking survivors. Her specialty is providing culturally competent complex trauma treatment. Melissa works with her patients, going at their pace as she guides them through therapy as they regain their sense of safety, healing, and peace. She takes the time to learn about her patients, why they’re seeking therapy, and how she can help guide them toward effective treatment. Her goal is to help her patients cultivate resilience so they can see their inner strengths and find hope in all areas of their lives. Melissa uses the following evidence-based practices: trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and play and art therapy. She is a level-2 certified clinical trauma professional. Melissa’s patients can expect dedication, guidance, compassion, and careful listening during sessions. She often uses art and writing therapies to help patients tap into their creativity and self-expression. Melissa has been providing therapy since 2012 and works with patients ages 11-65. She treats a variety of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, relationship issues, stress, trauma, PTSD, gender issues, and mood disorders. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys painting, drawing, hiking, attending concerts, and spending time with her rescue cat, Ripley. She self-published a comic book about youth struggling with mental health issues. Melissa enjoys working with SohoMD because its focus is on serving patients instead of maximizing profits. She appreciates the ongoing support she receives as a provider.


Meet Melissa



Angeli Pemberton, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

State: New York

Curently accepting new patients.
Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, Iona College Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Iona College
In-network Insurance
Aetna, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana, Tricare (referral required) & Optum (Oscar, Oxford, UnitedHealthcare, VACCN & UMR)
For new and existing patients, schedule a video appointment with Angeli by calling the office at 877.923.3643.
About Angeli

Angeli Pemberton is a licensed mental health coun-selor. Angeli’s approach is warm, compassionate, andpatient-centered. This DBT-informed therapist helpspatients become more empowered by teachingthem skills to manage their emotions and increasemindfulness. Angeli works especially well with indi-viduals who may not have felt safe, loved, or validatedin their relationships in the past. Her background intreating patients provides her with a unique frame-work that helps her guide individuals in exploringtheir issues’ root causes.

Angeli treats patients ages 18-55. She specializes intreating depression, anxiety, self-esteem challenges,relationship issues, and stress related to life transi-tions (career changes, parenting challenges, divorce,etc.). Angeli uses a psychodynamic approach to helppatients explore their past and gain self-awarenesswhen needed. She also uses solution-focused,strengths-based, and cognitive-behavioral therapyapproaches to alleviate symptoms. In her spare time,Angeli loves to write and play music. She grew up inTrinidad and Tobago.