Melinda Hammond (she/her)

Psy.D.

Experienced, passionate and results-driven: my goal is to help you do what's important even when life throws curveballs.

Psychologist in Plainfield, IL

Services
  • Individual
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen

About My Clients

If everyday life is a struggle because anxiety, panic attacks and stress, please reach out! My clients often crave a full, meaningful life, but struggle to get out into the world because of their own thoughts and feelings. This is common, but it's not a life sentence! Many of my clients have struggled for years, but find themselves at the point where it seems like nothing is getting better (and maybe they're even "stuck"). Others feel like they're controlled by their own emotions.

My Background and Approach

I can help you clarify your values and goals, determine what's in the way, and learn to weather the storms of life. No matter how long-standing or intense your anxiety and panic are, I promise better days are ahead. I use scientifically-based techniques (such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/ACT) specifically tailored to you and your personality. ACT combines cognitive-behavioral therapy with mindfulness, radical acceptance, and an exploration of your values. I accept clients from all faith backgrounds (and understand the role that spirituality plays in wellness) and have specific training in Christian Counseling. Even so, I also have experience working with athiest, agnostic and questioning individuals. The role of spirituality in therapy is up to you, but it's a tool I keep on hand for when it's wanted.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I enjoy working with clients from a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. I chose to be listed on TherapyDen specifically because of these passions, and TherapyDen's commitment to these groups. I believe that each person has a unique role to play in the world - my job as a therapist is to give you the tools to discover what gives you meaning and purpose, then find a way to pursue that even when life doesn't go the way we expect. Perhaps your purpose, like mine, is caring for others (human and animal - ask me about my dogs!). Maybe it's music or cooking. Maybe it's just loving those around you to the best of your ability. We can explore that together.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
  • Medicare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Christianity

At A Glance

  • Experience: 15 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $100 - 200/session

Info

6302967639 Email Melinda
13256 S Route 59
#102A Suite G
Plainfield, IL 60585

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