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Karen Melici
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  • Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center

Locations

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890 Mountain Avenue Behavioral Health and Cognitive Therapy Center

890 Mountain Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974
United States

Clinical Expertise

  • Adjustment disorder
  • Anxiety
  • CBT
  • Chronic illness adjustment
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Grief
  • Health-related anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Medical condition adjustment
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder - OCD
  • Panic
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobia(s)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum depression
  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
  • Social withdrawal
  • Stress
  • Stress management
  • Weight gain
  • agitation
  • compulsive thoughts
  • coping techniques
  • detachment
  • difficulty concentrating
  • family conflict
  • irrational fear
  • irritability
  • lost interest in activity
  • low energy
  • negative belief
  • negative thought
  • obsessive behavior
  • obsessive thought
  • positive communication
  • psychotherapy
  • restlessness
  • sadness
  • seasonal depression
  • sleep disorder
  • suicidal thoughts
  • work stress

Accepted Insurances

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Aetna
  • Aetna Medicare PrimeAetna Signature Administrators
  • HMO
  • Meritain
  • Open Access
  • POS
  • AHS - SMG is Tier 1
  • APCN - Aetna Premier Choice Network
  • Axcel Choice POS II
  • Axcel Open Access
  • Choice POS II
  • EPO Select
  • HNO - Health Network Option
  • Liberty - SMG is Tier 1
  • Medicare Advantage - HMO, PPO
  • Choice
  • PPO
  • Signature PPO
  • Assure Premier Plus
AmeriHealth
  • EPO
  • PPO
  • HMO
  • POS
  • Open Access
  • Open Access Plus
  • Local Value
  • Tiered Advantage
  • Advantage
  • HMO Plus
  • POS Plus
  • Regional Preferred
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Horizon BCBS NJ
  • Empire/Anthem BCBS PPO
  • Federal Program
  • Medicare Advantage
  • Out-of-State BCBS PPO Blue Card
Cigna
  • PPO
  • HMO
  • Open Access
  • Cigna Health Plan (CHP)
  • Choice Fund
  • Indemnity
  • International
  • Open Access Plus
CHN - Consumer Health Network
Clover Medicare Advantage
  • All Plans
Coventry Health Plans
First Health
  • All Plans with First Health Logo
Humana Medicare Advantage
  • PPO
Medicare
  • Traditional Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Medicare Supplemental Plans
  • Medicare Advantage PPO
Magnacare
  • All plans PPO
Multiplan/PHCS
  • Multiplan/PHCS logo on card - PPO
Oxford Healthplan
  • Freedom
  • Liberty
  • Medicare Advantage
OSCAR
  • Qualcare logo on card
  • OSCAR NJ Individual and Family Plan
  • OSCAR NJ PPO Plan
Qualcare
  • Qualcare logo on card
  • PPO
  • EPO
  • Community Care Network
  • Emblem Health (with Qualcare logo)
  • HIP Prime (with Qualcare logo)
Tricare
  • Traditional Plan
United Healthcare
  • AARP Medicare Complete - HMO, PPOChoice
  • Choice Plus
  • HMO
  • Navigate - EPO, HMO, POS
  • NY SHIP
  • PPO

Training and Education

Board Certification

  • Health & Wellness Coach

Graduate

  • Master of Social Work, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Undergraduate

  • Psychology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

About Me

Karen Melici, MSW, LCSW, NBC-HWC works in partnership with internal medicine and family medicine primary care providers to address the interaction between mental and physical well-being. Just as poor physical health can lead to an increased risk of developing mental health problems, emotional and behavioral difficulties can negatively impact physical health. As an integrated behavioral health clinician, Ms. Melici provides brief counseling and guidance to patients who are experiencing depression, anxiety or other emotional stress.

Prior to joining Summit Medical Group, Ms. Melici served as behavioral health specialist with the Lehigh Valley Physician Group in PA. She also has experience as a supervisor and clinical coordinator in several New Jersey community mental health and psychiatric settings. She served as adjunct faculty at Centenary College and at Rutgers University. As a therapist, she participated in FEMA’s Project Phoenix, counseling those impacted by the September 11th attack on the world trade center in NYC. Since 2008 she's served as a steering committee member of the NJ Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists (NJ-ACT).

Ms. Melici earned her Wellness Coach Certificate at the Mayo Clinic and is a National Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach. She helps patients tap into and develop their motivation; empowering them to break bad habits and create new ways to care for themselves, increasing their overall sense of well-being. She's committed to helping patients identify their personal strengths and utilize their unique potential for growth and change.

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