Melissa Del Carmen


Clinical License

Illinois LPC 178.017176

Supervising Clinician: Alexandra Hoerr, LCPC 180.010561


MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Wheaton College,
Wheaton, IL

BA in Psychology, Liberty University,
Lynchburg, VA

  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Life Transitions
  • Re-assimilation & Culture Shock
  • Attachment & Family Of Origin
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Theory
  • Multicultural Assimilation & Development

My Approach

Life seems like it’s in constant motion.

Without taking moments, you may not be realizing the changes that are taking place in your life. When the unexpected happens, disconnection can follow. Disconnection from your own life. Disconnection from others. Especially in unprecedented times the realities of stress, loss, and confusion may feel like they’re closing in on you.

The depths of these emotions can sometimes feel foreign. Ways you’ve known how to deal with these emotions and experiences may not be as helpful as they once were before. Our bodies are wise and tend to attune to our experiences and significant events with our emotions. In your attempts to explain thoughts or feelings, discomfort may be rising within you. You may not have words for it all, but your body is telling you something through emotions. That can be overwhelming. It may be time to reconnect again. You might feel scrambled to instinctively fix everything about your situation but there is value in sitting with your emotions for a moment. There is value in truly hearing them before acting. They are there for a reason. Let’s sit with your experiences as they are and allow proper healing to take place. Healing that will lead to action.

Take your next step toward growth.