I assist my clients with body-centered psychotherapy utilizing mindfulness and Gestalt techniques to develop awareness of unconscious behavior and decision-making patterns that contribute to current difficulties. By providing support and safety, I encourage my clients to find the internal voice of their own wisdom. It is my belief that problems arise due to adaptations made early in life that no longer serve the best interests of the individual. Bringing acceptance to old ways of doing things allows for the creation of new approaches more appropriate to one's current life situation. Personal spirituality and imagery assist this process.
I work with adults and encourage them to become aware of and bring compassion to all of themselves, their competent adult selves as well as their wounded internal children. Understanding the challenges of development throughout the life cycle helps us identify areas in need of healing and reinforcement.
I am a graduate of the Hartford Family Institute professional training program in body-centered Gestalt psychotherapy and subtle energy healing. I am trained in the practice of guided imagery and sandplay. I am also a Level II Reiki provider. My work acknowledges and supports the personal spirituality of clients
Call or Email Melissa Morrill Bostrom for a free consultation now - (401) 239-0041


  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • School: University of Saint Joseph
  • Year Graduated: 2008
  • Supervisor Name: Stuart Alpert
  • Supervisor License: LCSW 292, LMFT164


  • Avg Cost (per session): $20 - $100
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • As full payment for session cost.
  • I accept the co-pay of any insurance plan
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: University of Saint Joseph/MA in Community Counseling
  • Year graduated: 2008
  • Degree: Hartford Family Institute Professional Training/Graduation Certificate
  • Year graduated: 2014


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship Issues


  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Thinking Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Body-centered and subtle energy healing
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sand Play
  • Transpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Couples
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2015
Melissa Morrill Bostrom, MA, Pre-Licensed Professional in Middletown

Melissa Morrill Bostrom

Pre-Licensed Professional, MA