Melissa Javier, MA, LAC Melissa is a New Jersey Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) with a Master of Arts (MA) in Mental Health from Nyack College. For over 7 years she has worked in an Inpatient psychiatric facility, Emergency Crisis settings, Intensive Outpatient Programs, and Co-Occurring Disorder Programs. In these environments she has gained knowledge in issues of substance abuse, suicide prevention, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. She aims to provide a safe and warm space where people can be open to express their psychological, social, and spiritual needs. Her approach utilizes motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness to help individuals achieve strength and personal growth. Melissa combines her experience and sense of humor to have a realistic approach to counseling.