Marriage and Family Therapy Services of the Southern Tier, P.C. caters to individuals, couples, and families with diverse problems. Founded by Melissa DeVincentis, PhD, LMFT, BCBA-D; Dr. DeVincentis works with children, adolescents, and adults who are experiencing a variety of symptoms, concerns, and stressors. Dr. DeVincentis counsels individuals, couples, and if requested, the entire family on relational issues tied to marriage issues, ADHD, anger, anxiety, depression, autism, behavioral challenges in children and adolescents, communication, grief, trauma, trust, and couples / relationship problems.
Dr. DeVincentis practices therapy from a nonjudgmental framework that is collaborative with the client and goal oriented. The goal of therapy is to work with the client and client's system to co-create a safe and comforting environment or therapeutic alliance where the client(s) can work toward change and strive to make positive differences in their life and with the relationships in their life. Dr. DeVincentis attempts to work with the client to process experiences, form new patterns of behavior, and create more functional routines that will, in turn, help the client create happiness and form deeper more meaningful relationships.