Melissa Kleinman, LCSW-R, RYT, CRYT, has more than 10 years of experience providing comprehensive care to children, adolescents, and families. She holds a Master's degree in social work from Syracuse University, is dual licensed in the states of New York and Massachusetts, and has her psychotherapy privilege in New York. In addition to her clinical training, she is a RYT 200 and a CRYT.
Committed to providing a safe and supportive environment for children to play, dream, connect, and thrive she integrates her yoga and mindfulness training into her clinical practice. With an expertise in the fields of trauma, dating violence, chronic illness, eating disorders, and early childhood social and emotional development, she has worked in medical, nonprofit, home, and school-based settings, empowering children to identify and regulate their emotions, form trusting relationships, and develop a felt self of control.
She works collaboratively with United States and Haitian nonprofits to develop curriculum-based programming to be used in training Haitian educators and community leaders, and has traveled to Haiti twice to deliver such training.
Melissa Kleinman is known for her approachable style, capacity to engage, passion for the field, and ability to convey her knowledge in a practical way. She is the founder of Hopeful Hearts Therapy, as well as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at NYU Langone Medical Center.