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Melissa Gonski, LCPC, PMH-C

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Melissa Gonski, LCPC, PMH-C


Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Inverness Site Supervisor who sees clients in our Inverness office and via telehealth.

The daily grind of work, family, friends, and life can be so demanding. Trying to juggle and balance it all at once. It can be too much pressure. You don’t have to do it all, and certainly not alone. When feeling overwhelmed and stressed out, therapy can provide a space to have time to focus on you: to be heard, get feedback, and process through the hard stuff that’s going on in your life.

I enjoy practicing with individuals, couples, and families. I am specialized in trauma, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, and couples. I am trained and certified in EMDR and perinatal. I have extensive experience working with trauma recovery, survivors of abuse, and relationship and intimacy difficulties.

As a working mom myself, with over 17 years of clinical experience, I take a direct and compassionate approach to therapy that allows for interactive dialogue and feedback to identify things that are working, and incorporate them into places that don’t seem to be working so well. We collaborate to create treatment goals, identify barriers, and create a plan.

License / Credentials
Roosevelt University
Cultural Identity
Age of focus
Age 12-Adult
Clinical Therapist- Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists, Site Manager
Insurance Accepted
AETNA, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) HMO- Duly/Dupage Medical Group, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) HMO- Edward-Elmhurst/IL Health Partners/ Behavioral Care Partners, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) PPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)- NorthShore University Healthsystems/Swedish Covenant, Lyra, Self Pay, UNITED HEALTH CARE (UHC)
Post-Graduate Trainings/Certifications
Perinatal Mental Health - Certified, Certificate Child and Family Studies, EMDR Certified
States Licensed In
ADHD, Anti-racism/Anti-oppressive-based topics, Anxiety, Becoming New Parents, Birth Trauma, Body Image, Burnout, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), College Students, Couples Therapy, Depression, Divorce Related Topics, Expecting/New Parents Couples Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Eye-Movement Desensitazing Reprocessing (EMDR), Family Planning, Family Therapy, Fertility Journey, Gottman Couples Training, LGBTQIA+ Affirming Therapy, LGBTQIA+ Couples Therapy, LGBTQIA+ Parenting Concerns, Mood Disorders, NICU Infants, Panic, Parents of Premature, Perfectionism, Perinatal Concerns, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Postpartum Anxiety, Postpartum Bipolar, Postpartum Depression, Postpartum Psychosis, Relationship Concerns, Self-Esteem, Self-Harm, Self-Injury, Shame Resliency, Stress Management, Stressed-out Moms, Teen Pregnancy, Therapy for Therapists, Trauma

Schedule a time to chat with someone from our Client Care Coordinator Team to get set-up with either a free 15-minute phone consultation or an initial evaluation.