Melissa Shields, LCSW

Melissa Shields, LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Work
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker
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1-800-651-8085 ext. 30412
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Office 1
444 S Rand Rd Ste 207
Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047 - United States
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Magellan Health Services

Fees: $65-$130 per session for individual or family session
$30-$50 per session for group therapy sessions
Free 15 minute initial phone consultation

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I believe therapy is a collaborative endeavor that takes place within a private, safe, supportive, and empathetic environment. It is important to me that you feel a therapeutic connection, I believe that is necessary to facilitate personal changes and achieve results. I will work to help you gain insight into your emotional experiences so you can work towards achieving the personal goals that you set for yourself. I have an experience working with children and families in crisis as well as working in different treatment settings including residential, outpatient and intensive outpatient settings.

I have specialized training in child-adult interactive therapy techniques, motivational interviewing and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. I primarily utilize a cognitive behavioral and solution focused approach as well as incorporating family systems and psycho-dynamic theory. I specialize in working with children age 3-12. I believe that any work with children must also incorporate collaboration with their parents and that when the family works together it promotes the best chance of long-term healing.

Email or Call Melissa Shields, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 30412

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Creative Arts Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I specialize in working with children ages 3-12, as well as children, adolescents, adults and families in crisis.

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Behaviorism
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Forgiveness
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Individuation
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Creative Art Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Expressive Arts Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Constellations
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Focusing
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Journal Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Parent Work
  • Play Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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