Merissa Malacara

Psychologist, PsyD, PsyPact

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(224) 231-5726

Merissa Malacara

Psychologist, PsyD, PsyPact

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Verified by Psychology Today

Location

1300 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
(224) 231-5726

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Merissa Malacara is not currently accepting new clients.

About

As a licensed clinical psychologist, I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. I often work with individuals and families going through difficult adjustments, such as the birth of a new child, divorce, grief, or career struggles. Educated in psychodynamic psychotherapy and incorporating cognitive behavioral strategies, I aim to provide therapy with an empathic approach while helping the client process earlier life experiences and implement healthier coping skills.
I am comfortable working with depression, anxiety, ADHD, issues related to gender or sexuality, domestic violence, childhood abuse, bereavement, first responders, and PTSD. I have specialized training in perinatal and postpartum mental health, parenting skills for disruptive behavior disorders, and health psychology. I also provide services in Spanish.
I see clients on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Please feel free to send a message or call to discuss you interest in treatment. Thank you.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $170 - $190
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • License: Illinois / 071.008574
  • School: University of Denver
  • Year Graduated: 2009

Location

1300 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60657
(224) 231-5726

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Specialties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child
  • Chronic Pain
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: Spanish
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 30 Nov 2022
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Merissa Malacara

Psychologist, PsyD, PsyPact