I am a Psychoanalyst- I am a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, and I have Master's Degrees in both Psychology and Clinical Social Work. I am a graduate of the Westchester Institute for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.I am adjunct professor, Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service-Westchester. I have also studied Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (including Schema Focused CBT) and DBT as well. Although I do a good deal of individual therapy, I also see couples. I believe that therapy works best when issues can be addressed in a clear and concise way, in an emotionally safe environment.
My therapeutic orientation is psychoanalytic psychotherapy (although depending on the nature of the problem a more "practical approach" e.g., solution focused therapy or CBT techniques may be employed) and I do a good deal of individual therapy using that treatment modality. I also do couples therapy.
What's unique is the psychological safety provided which allows people to be free to look at themselves in an open and honest way.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Mel A Solis now - (860) 578-2234


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Columbia University
  • Year Graduated: 1987
  • License No. and State: 002238 Connecticut


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $110
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • APS Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Beech Street
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Corphealth
  • GHI
  • HIP | Health Plan of New York
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MHN
  • Magellan Behavioral Health
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • Oxford
  • PHCS
  • PacifiCare
  • PreferredOne
  • United
  • ValueOptions
  • WellPoint
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Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Westchester Institute for the Study of Psychoanaly/Certificate in Psychoanalysis
  • Certificate Date: 2007


  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Family / Marital
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 02 Sep 2015

Mel A Solis

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW