Are you feeling overwhelmed worrying about finances, family, job and health concerns? Are you feeling depressed, anxious and isolated? I totally get it! So many people feel ashamed or weak when they want to seek help. Please do not let these feelings stop you. It is important to get the support & resources that you need now. It is in our nature to put others first. You need a safe place just for you to sort things out, express your feelings & fears then leave it there so you can be there for everyone else who needs you. Let me help.
I provide counseling and consulting to help assist you in navigating life's challenges. I believe people have within themselves the power to obtain the life they have always wanted. However, sometimes a helping hand is needed to reach that goal, and that's okay. I will be your helping hand.
If you're looking for a comfortable, strength-based place to talk about your feelings, problems, and life struggles, I am happy to help you take the leap into your therapy and wellness journey. I am passionate about working with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, and family problems. I have also worked in the school system for 10 years helping children manage behaviors associated with anxiety, depression, and focus/attention difficulties. I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship to create a safe place where you can feel comfort and "do the work".
I want to assist you in uncovering your true potential that allows you to lead a life that is worth celebrating. We cannot change difficult situations in the past, but we can work together to better understand and resolve these obstacles. We can work together to help you change relationships, behavior patterns, or negative outlook that may hold you back from experiencing a fulfilling and meaningful life. If you are looking for support and guidance or you are ready to make changes in your life, I can help you work toward achieving your goals.
My passion is providing individuals from preschool age to teenagers with a safe and non-judgment environment to express themselves. I have always been able to develop a healthy therapeutic relationship with youth. Children are the future, and if they are struggling, therapy can be the way to ensure that their future is positive and bright.
You do not have to feel alone with your problems or hold painful feelings inside. I want to assist you in dealing with emotions more effectively, changing relationships, behavior patterns, or negative outlook that may hold you back from experiencing a fulfilling and meaningful life. Allow me to help empower you in making lasting changes in your life by working together as a team to pursue your personal goals.
I am not currently accepting new clients, but other therapists at my office are available. I believe that you know yourself better than anyone and that a trusting and secure partnership between client and therapist is essential to successfully reaching your treatment goals. I strive to create this collaborative relationship with you and to provide you with the tools, support, and education necessary to overcome obstacles in your life. We can work together to help you change relationships, negative outlook, or behavior patterns that are holding you back from feeling fulfilled or happy.
I provide online solution-focused therapy for Adults. I use a strengths-based perspective and focus on incremental changes to help clients better manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, and major life changes. I have over a decade of experience working in a variety of medical settings such as the emergency room, long-term care facilities, and primary care offices to help individuals better cope with the stress of chronic illness. I am trained in multiple types of therapy techniques including CBT, ACT, EFT, and MI. This allows me to use a variety of treatment options to help clients reach their goals.
We all face challenges in our lives and may feel like we cannot find the answers. I believe that we all deserve the chance to discover the best version of ourselves. Making the decision to see a therapist can be difficult and uncomfortable. As a licensed professional counselor, my goal is to work collaboratively with you to identify obstacles and make a plan to overcome them. I provide a safe space to process difficult feelings and promote wellness and healing.
I believe in guiding clients to create effective and obtainable treatment plans and celebrate their achievement. By meeting clients where they are, applying active listening and having sincere concern for well-being, I am dedicated to supporting clients in better understanding the cause of difficulties and attaining their goals while drawing on their strengths. While my specialty is working with children, I also provide clinical services to young and mature adults. I have treated individuals experiencing mood disorders, trauma reactions, phobias, selective mutism, behavioral problems, autism and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Hello and thank you for taking the time to reach out! Do you ever have those days where things are especially difficult?? Many of the people that I meet struggle with mental health, substance abuse, and managing traumatic events. I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I also have extensive experience supporting teenagers who have experienced trauma, which led me to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Currently I work with adults and youth, and I'm a strong believer in the mental/physical health connection.
A trusting foundation with your therapist is the beginning to successful therapy. Our life experiences, exposure to trauma, and current events often impact behaviors and responses to these events, which can lead to the feeling of being misunderstood or confused. These issues often impact relationships, health, work, and self-esteem. A trusting collaboration with clients provides empowerment into gaining insight and self-awareness. My therapy style provides helpful guidance when clients are searching for improvements to their lives.
I believe therapy is an opportunity to create a new path toward living a meaningful life. Often struggles or hardships we experience push us into following old patterns that may not fit our values or how we want to effectively live our lives. It can also be space to understand how we can be more fulfilled or effective in our many roles. I specialize in treating trauma and whether the event happened a month ago, or 20 years ago, there are effective, evidence-based strategies we can use to grow beyond that harm. I also enjoy working with people in the areas of self-esteem, anxiety, attachment, relationships, & LGBTQIA+ issues.
Dr. Aaron Melnek specializes in working with adults, young professionals, and college students experiencing concerns related to academic and work stress, anxiety, depression, identity development, relationship difficulties, and grief. Dr. Melnek practices collaboratively and prioritizes the contextual and identity-based factors of each individual. He works from a relational model, integrating aspects of mindfulness, culturally-informed treatment, and existential philosophies where appropriate.
My clinical focus is on individuals struggling with depression, stress/anxiety, OCD, substance abuse, adjustment to life transitions, relationship distress, and parenting support. I believe that it is important to understand what brings each person into therapy, and tailor therapy to each individual's unique needs and goals.
Each person that I meet with comes through my door with their own unique story and journey. It is important to focus on the strengths of each individual and work toward building coping skills to reach their goals.
I have been providing psychological services to Mchenry county for the last 14 years. My experience is diverse and my approach to therapy is evidenced-based. I comprehend mental health issues from not only a psychological, but also from a social and neurological perspective. With this being stated I have developed a unique and comprehensive understanding of my clients. I have worked with several challenging clients and pride myself in my ability to modify treatment interventions for each client's unique needs. Essentially treatment is a team approach and I am here to walk with the client on the path to recovery.
Our life's work is helping clients achieve a better sense of self and happiness...more recently we've recognized that without good mental health providers finding this balance in life can be more difficult and stressful. As a result, we tend toward and Integrative approach and have our clients transform into the people they want to be. We see each client as an individual with many parts to their identity. Utilizing a holistic and systemic approach we help clients reintegrate the parts of themselves to function better as individuals and within their systems. Our focus tends toward a systems-based approach using behavior methods.
Life can be challenging sometimes and you just need someone to listen and help you work things out. Maybe you're struggling with stress, anxiety, sadness or find yourself using substances or other distractions to escape. Maybe it's your child or teen who needs help. Perhaps you feel you and your partner, or you and your children just need a neutral party to help you understand and hear each other better.
You are capable of so much. We all are. When life becomes overwhelming, you may be challenged with feelings of anxiety, depression, grief, lack of motivation and so much more. Talking to a therapist can help you get through these challenging times. I am a licensed therapist with a background in art therapy and counseling. My goal as your therapist is to provide you with a safe space in order to work together through whatever may be causing you emotional difficulties. I have experience working with children, young adults, families and teenagers.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Spring Grove are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Spring Grove then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Spring Grove, or Child Psychologists in Spring Grove.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Spring Grove psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Spring Grove specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.