Melissa Thoen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a graduate of the Ackerman Institute’s training program. Her Master’s in Social Work comes from Columbia University School of Social Work.
In addition to her role at Union Square Practice, Melissa is the Ackerman Institute’s Clinical Director. Melissa has previously worked as a multilingual middle and high school social worker and was part of a child study team at the New Jersey Board of Education, which conducted multidisciplinary psycho-social assessments of academically struggling students.
Melissa has extensive experience working with teens, adults, families, and couples, and is currently working toward certification as a sex therapist. In 2019, she completed the sex therapy training at the University of Michigan’s Sexual Health Certificate Program.