Melinda Vesely, MS CCC

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Melinda Vesely, MS CCC is a Counselor in Ottawa, IL. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center and OSF Saint James - John W. Albrecht Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients.

Melinda Vesely, MS CCC

Empowering Minds Counseing, LLC

417 W Madison St Ste 208B Ottawa, IL 61350
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There's a lot so I'll leave bullet points -Dog barking throughout session; left covered in fur -Suggests smoking weed to a nurse who could get fired over it; to remedy this she suggested lying on a work drug screen -Does not offer real coping mechanisms; suggests you cut people out of your life and smoke weed -Cut sessions short by 35 minutes leaving 25 minute sessions and still bills for an hour -Did not wear shoes during sessions -Does not listen when you speak, just types and reads on her computer -Patient left feeling worse and more anxious than when he went in because she does not let you move past problems even if they're getting better -Does not end sessions gracefully; when an hour is up she will cut you off mid sentence to stop it There is a lot more so please go read my full Google review of Empowering Minds Counseling. DO NOT go to Melinda Vesely.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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AP – Mar 10, 2020
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Melinda is super easy to talk to and I always leave her office feeling understood. Its easy to get on her schedule and she handles everything very professionally.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Melinda is a brilliant beam of light in a world darkened by depression. Her compassion and support shine ithroughout the sessions. I have felt affirmed, validated, encouraged and challenged by her. She presents new ways of looking at old situations and brings a fresh perspective to that of using failed techniques to handle problems and deal with challenges. I find that she is helping me to "change my mind". I highly recommend her to those who are trying to do the same!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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C in Illinois – Mar 16, 2017
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I love Melinda, she is so understanding. I look forward to talking with her every week because it always makes me feel better.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Daisy in Morris, IL – Mar 16, 2017
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I got the impression that Melinda was not fully invested in helping me. She appeared distracted by her own problems. She could not recall anything that had been discussed in previous sessions. She also cancelled on me numerous times.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Streator, IL – Jan 28, 2016
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Care Philosophy

My name is Melinda, I believe that everyone can improve their lives through counseling and therapy. Life does not have to be filled with suffering, stress,...Read more

Biography

Melinda received her B.A. in Biology with Minors in Chemistry and Psychology from the University of Illinois and her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from...Read more

Specialties

  • Counseling
  • Addiction and Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Couples Counseling
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • Health Psychology
  • Individual Counseling
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology
  • Relationship Counseling
  • Women's Counseling
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Education

Capella
Medical School
University of Illinois
Undergraduate School

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What are Melinda Vesely, MS CCC's top areas of care?

Melinda Vesely frequently treats Adolescent Depression, Adult Panic Anxiety Syndrome, and Anxiety. See all procedures and conditions Melinda Vesely treats.

Where is Melinda Vesely, MS CCC's office located?

Melinda Vesely's office is located at 417 W Madison St Ste 208B, Ottawa, IL 61350. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Melinda Vesely's conditions and procedures:

  • Adolescent Depression
  • Adult Panic Anxiety Syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Behavioral Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Biofeedback
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Meditation
  • Persistent Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Severe Anxiety
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

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Empowering Minds Counseing, LLC

Empowering Minds Counseling, LLC417 W Madison St Ste 208B Ottawa, IL 61350
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