AA – Joliet Junior College (2013), Psychology
BA – Eastern Illinois University (2015), Psychology, Anthropology
MSW – Governors State University (2017), Holistic Social Work
MA – American College of Healthcare Sciences (2018), Complementary and Alternative Medicine
PhD – Saybrook University (2024), Mind and Body Medicine Specializing in Integrative Mental Health
Melodi Hickey offers humanistic, person-centered therapy that focuses on incorporating mindfulness meditation and a mind-body-spirit approach to treatment. Melodi’s warmth, humor, insight, and collaborative and compassionate style are at the core of what’s helpful to her clients. She uses evidence-based practices to deliver affirming and validating services. She believes and operates from the lens that people are naturally creative, resourceful & whole, that mindful movement is a natural medicine, that breath is the base of all healing.
She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received a Masters in Social work with a holistic concentration from Governors State University as well as a Masters in Complementary and Alternative Medicine from The American College of Healthcare Sciences. She has continued her commitment to holistic therapy, getting additional training in aromatherapy, herbal medicine, integrative health, nutrition, trauma and the body, mindfulness and cross-cultural spiritual practices, breath-work and energy therapies in her doctoral program in Mind/Body Medicine specializing in Integrative Mental Health. She also has additional certification as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, EFT / TFT Tapping Practitioner, Aromatherapy, Hypnotherapy, and Reiki Master.
In her work with clients, Melodi specializes in anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, self-esteem, life transitions, and couple’s issues. She provides a safe, non-judgmental space for individuals to develop personal insight and awareness into the unique parts that make up their entire being. Melodi attunes to the underlying needs of clients including thoughts, beliefs, emotions, habits, relationships, energy and physical symptoms – assisting clients to feel seen, heard and felt.