Melodi Hickey, LCSW, CAM, PhD (c)

  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Integrative Therapy
  • Mindfulness 
  • Stress Management
  • Self Esteem
  • Herbal Remedies
  • Reiki/Distance Reiki

Melodi Hickey specializes in humanistic, person-centered therapy, integrating mindfulness meditation and a holistic mind-body-spirit approach to treatment. With a compassionate and collaborative style, Melodi’s warmth, humor, insight, and affirming nature are integral to her client-centered approach. Her therapeutic practice is rooted in evidence-based techniques that validate and uplift her clients.

Guided by the belief that individuals are naturally creative, resourceful, and whole, Melodi also acknowledges the power of mindful movement and the essential role of breath in the healing process. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she holds a Masters in Social Work with a holistic concentration from Governors State University, along with a Masters in Complementary and Alternative Medicine from The American College of Healthcare Sciences.

Melodi’s dedication to holistic therapy is evident through her ongoing education. She has pursued additional training in aromatherapy, herbal medicine, integrative health, nutrition, trauma and its connection to the body, mindfulness, cross-cultural spiritual practices, as well as breath-work and energy therapies. Her doctoral program in Mind/Body Medicine, specialized in Integrative Mental Health, further enhances her expertise. Moreover, she holds certifications as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, EFT / TFT Tapping Practitioner, Aromatherapist, Hypnotherapist, and Reiki Master.

Melodi’s practice primarily focuses on addressing anxiety, depression, traumatic experiences, self-esteem issues, life transitions, and couple’s challenges. Within a safe and non-judgmental environment, she empowers individuals to gain personal insight and self-awareness, exploring the intricate aspects that define their complete identity. Melodi’s holistic approach extends to understanding clients’ thoughts, beliefs, emotions, relationships, habits, energy, and physical symptoms. Her empathetic attunement allows clients to feel truly seen, heard, and understood.


Trauma, PTSD, Grief & Loss
Clinical Applications of the Polyvagal Theory
Polyvagal Theory & Practice
Memory Reconsolidation
Understanding and Treating Spiritual Abuse
Borderline Personality Disorder and Traumatic Attachment: Trauma­Informed BPD Treatment
Techniques for Dysregulated Emotional and Autonomic States
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
EFT & TFT Tapping Practitioner Certification
Past Life Regression Therapy
Reiki Master
Advanced Reiki Healing For Trauma Certification
Hypnotherapy & Hypnosis Certification


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