Melinda Vesely

Counselor, LCPC, CADC

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Melinda Vesely

Counselor, LCPC, CADC


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

Empowering Minds Counseling
643 W Main St
Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 718-6212

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Announcement icon We have moved all services online so that we can continue to serve your needs and also attend to your physical safety.
I help angry kids, provide hope for frustrated parents, and distant couples get connected. Are you struggling to cope with life's daily challenges? Is your anxiety holding you back from achieving your goals? I work with people who have experience trauma, abuse, and survived toxic environments. I believe that everyone can improve their lives through counseling. Life does not have to be filled with suffering, stress, anxiety, or depression. I base my treatment off of the belief that we heal through the mind, body, and spirit. I offer a unique approach to counseling with a sense of humor.
I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and Biofeedback. These types of therapy have been proven to have success in reducing anxiety, PTSD and depressing in only a few sessions!
Most people notice a shift in their life after the first session! If you are ready to make life changes I am honored to help guide you! I HAVE NIGHT AND WEEKEND APPOINTMENTS OPEN!

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $200
Pay By: Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Aetna
  • Alliance
  • Anthem
  • BAS
  • Beacon
  • Blue Care Network
  • Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Health Alliance
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • MultiPlan
  • Optum
  • TRICARE
  • TriWest
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 12 Years
  • School: Capella University
  • Year Graduated: 2009
  • License and State: 180009272 Illinois

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor / CADC
  • Certificate Date: 2008
  • Certificate: EMDRIA
  • Certificate Date: 2018

Location

Empowering Minds Counseling
643 W Main St
Ottawa, IL 61350
(815) 718-6212
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Career Counseling
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Teen Violence
  • Transgender
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian
  • Gay

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Communities
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Pet Therapy
  • Play Therapy
  • Post partum
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website

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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Melinda Vesely, LCPC, CADC, Counselor in Ottawa

Melinda Vesely

Counselor, LCPC, CADC