Melodi Hickey, LCSW, CAM, PhD cnd.

Melodi Hickey offers humanistic, person-centered therapy that focuses on incorporating mindfulness meditation and a mind-body-spirit approach to treatment. Melodi’s warmth, humor, insight, and collaborative and compassionate style are at the core of what’s helpful to her clients. She uses evidence-based practices to deliver affirming and validating services. She believes and operates from the lens that people are naturally creative, resourceful & whole, that mindful movement is a natural medicine, that breath is the base of all healing.

In her work with clients, Melodi specializes in anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, self-esteem, life transitions, and couple’s issues. She provides a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals to develop personal insight and awareness into the unique parts that make up their entire being. Melodi attunes to the underlying needs of clients including thoughts, beliefs, emotions, habits, relationships, energy and physical symptoms – assisting clients to feel seen, heard and felt.

In the midst of “social distancing” and the response to the current coronavirus pandemic many individuals are feeling isolated and overwhelmed by uncertainty in their own lives and in the world around them, tele-therapy sessions can offer support and lessen feelings of isolation and loneliness while keeping clients safe. Melodi offers flexible times and is available for appointments.

Specializes in:

•Life Adjustments and Transitions

•Stress Management

•Work/Life balance, including career issues, and coaching

•Trauma

•Anxiety

•Depression

•Self-Worth, including Positive aging and body image

•Terminal Illness

•Grief and Loss

•Mindfulness Practices and Meditation

•Clinical Supervision

Utilizes an eclectic blend of:

•Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

•Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

•Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

•Gestalt Therapy

•Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy

•Emotion-Focused Therapy

•Solution Focused Therapy

Client Ages

•Young Adult: 18-25

•Adults: 25-65

Melodi Hickey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received a Masters in Social work with a holistic concentration from Governors State University. She then completed her Masters in Complementary and Alternative Medicine from The American College of Healthcare Sciences, where she continued her commitment to holistic therapy, getting additional training in aromatherapy, herbal medicine, integrative health, nutrition, trauma and the body, mindfulness and cross-cultural spiritual practices, breath-work and energy therapies. Currently, she is in her 3rd year of her doctoral program where she is working towards her PhD in Mind/Body Medicine specializing in Integrative Mental Health. She also has additional certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, EFT / TFT Tapping Practitioner, and Reiki Master.

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