Melanie McCummiskey, Professional Counselor (Pre-Licensed) in Illinois

Melanie McCummiskey, LPC, NCC, MS

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I am an experienced counselor who specializes in mood disorders, personality disorders and is dedicated to assisting clients in bettering their lives for themselves.

My ideal clients are dealing with symptoms or emotional responses that are interfering with their day to day lives. Those who are working toward addressing their root causes and finding the tools to be able to live the life that they want for themselves. With a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling degree from Capella University, and currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology, I am well-equipped to guide clients who have experienced complex trauma and those struggling with mood, and personality disorders as well as anxiety and depression.

I have a passion for executing assessments, evaluations, and treatment planning to assist clients. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, a form of psychotherapy in which past experiences are explored. Both solution focused and evidence based approaches are utilized by me when working with clients.

I implement a collaborative approach to allow clients to take the driver seat while I sit passenger side. With this approach, I assist clients by fostering a safe environment that allows them to feel comfortable holding the wheel and moving forward through their lives. Open to all age groups, I enjoy using my versatile skill set to help people get on track

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Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Grief & Loss
  • Internet/Social Media Addiction
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pet Loss
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Suicide Loss
  • Trauma & Ptsd
  • Violence
  • Women's Issues

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Autism
  • Biracial
  • Black
  • Hispanic Or Latino
  • Immigrants
  • Lgbtqia+
  • Little People
  • Military Families
  • Single Parents
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$75.00 - $175.00
Sliding Scale
Pay By
Cash, Paypal, Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Services
Out Of Network
Self-Pay Only
United Healthcare

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Professional Counselor (Pre-Licensed)
Board Certification(s)
National Board for Certified Counselors
Professional Certification(s)
Licensed Professional Counselor
Illinois Department of Professional Regulation
EMDR Basic Training Certification
EMDR Institute
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Masters of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling