Melissa Kornitzer, LSW is a graduate of Rutgers University with a master’s in social work magna cum laude. She completed Rutgers’s competitive Addiction Counselor Training program while in graduate school. Her previous clinical experience includes working at in-patient and outpatient co-occurring addiction settings for adults and adolescents. Her area of emphasis is Dialectal Behavior Therapy which can be used for addiction, mood dysregulation, anxiety, depression, and behavioral disorders.
She encourages her clients to learn self-compassion and new coping skills in the process of individual counseling. Developing rapport and a therapeutic alliance is a priority is Melissa’s clinical work. She also brings years of experience as a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach to Absolute Awakenings. Her empathic approach is grounded in the belief that every client has the ability to stay in recovery with willingness and support.