Dr. Melissa Marcario is a licensed psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience helping people reach their potential and resolve obstacles getting in the way of living a purposeful life. Helping people get back on track and make meaning in their lives after major life changes and trauma has been the focus of her work for the past 14 years. Areas of clinical interest and expertise include insomnia, recurring nightmares, depression, stress and anxiety, chronic worry, panic, social anxiety, trauma, PTSD, loss, adjustment to illness, caregiver stress and phase of life concerns. Dr. Marcario’s approach is evidence-based, flexible, and client centered including a variety of psychotherapy methods such as cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal that help clients find renewed meaning in their lives, manage difficult emotions, improve coping ability, resolve inner conflict, and try new ways of thinking and solving problems.
Dr. Melissa Marcario earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Northern Illinois University and completed an internship at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare system. She has many years of experience at the VA working with late adolescent, adult and older adult individuals and their families experiencing a variety of problems and concerns, including combat and deployment related stress, trauma, and readjustment. Originally from New York, Dr. Marcario has lived in the Pittsburgh area for over 14 years and loves spending time with her family and enjoying outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, biking and traveling to National Parks.