Madison Marriage and Family Therapy

Madison Marriage and Family Therapy provides therapy for individualscouples and families in Midtown, Manhattan. By looking into past and present relationships, we work to develop new patterns and capacities with our clients to allow them more fulfilling relationships.

We are a community of engaged and thoughtful, systemically trained practitioners. At Madison Marriage and Family Therapy we practice indepth psychotherapy that incorporates systemic, relational, contemplative and psychodynamic therapy.

Our Team

Our practice seeks to offer everyone the opportunity of mental health, sanctuary and freedom. By employing experienced MFT interns and associates, we support our goal to provide affordable and quality care to all who may need it. We welcome you to our website and the opportunity for the self care you have been seeking.

Melissa Kester, LMFT, Founder & Director

Melissa sees therapy as an opportunity to stretch, and to listen to our minds and bodies. In your space you will be able to slow down and reconnect with yourself. It is a haven of your own design, where you can create or adjust boundaries for protection and healing.

Melissa’s clinical approach is integrative, combining systemic, psychodynamic, creative and contemplative psychotherapy. She recognizes the unique qualities each individual possesses and believes in complimenting them with an appropriate clinical approach. Through open dialogue and active listening, Melissa nurtures an environment for constructive change.

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Miriam Gardner, MFT Intern

My goal as a therapist is to help you overcome your current problems through real introspection and a solution focused approach. I’d love to work with you in an empathetic, non-judgmental and trusting therapeutic relationship. I want you to leave my office feeling stronger, more resilient, self-aware, and hopeful about your future. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, substance issues, a challenging transition like separation or divorce, or just the day-to-day stress of managing life, we'll work together to find the solutions that will ease your symptoms and, most importantly, help you heal and grow. 

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Jenn Lief, MFT Intern

All people have the ability to let go and the collaborative relationship between client and therapist can assist with this. Jenn believes strongly in the family systems theory that looks at not only the individual but the system created by the family as a whole. Jenn works alongside her clients to empower them with the tools to stay more connected to both themselves and their partners. Her work with clients is strengths based, person centered and recovery oriented. She uses a goal centered approach to determine and dissolve the blocks between clients and deeper connection.

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Madison Marriage and Family Therapy  |  271 Madison Ave., Ste. 1400, New York, NY 10016  |  646-205-7606  |  © Madison MFT 2014