Melissa Boston

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Melissa Boston

Student Health and Counseling, Purchase, NY

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Melissa Boston is a licensed clinical psychologist and Manhattanville alumna. She earned her master’s degree from Columbia University Teachers College and a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University. Dr. Boston has a passion for helping students and maintains a flexible, integrative approach to treatment. She is skilled in evidence based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Dr. Boston works with clients who present with a variety of problems, symptoms and diagnoses, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, family difficulties, women's issues, behavioral difficulties, and LGBTQ related concerns.

Areas of Expertise

Coping with Quarantine

Student Mental Health

Mental Health

Coping with COVID-19

Argosy University, Minnesota School of Professional Psychology



Columbia University, Teachers College



Manhattanville University


B.A. Major: Psychology Minor: Sociology


Selected Media Appearances
Can you take a mental health day if you’re working from home? This is what the experts say



If you’re like many people who have been working from home for the first time over the past few months, “the novelty has probably long worn off (if it ever existed), and you’re starting to long for the good old days of working from an actual office,” Associate Dean of Student Health and Counseling at Manhattanville University, Melissa Boston, Psy.D., shared via email.

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Overburdened Mental-Health Counselors Look After Students. But Who Looks After the Counselors?

The Chronicle of Higher Education


More students are coming to college counseling centers asking urgently for help. They often have multiple diagnoses or previous suicide attempts. For the counselors who try to help them, the student mental-health crisis is taking a toll.

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