Melinda Vesely, MS CCC

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Melinda Vesely
Accepting new patients

Empowering Minds Counseing, LLC

417 W Madison St Ste 208b Ottawa, IL 61350

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(866) 541-5299

Melinda Vesely, MS CCC is a Counselor in Ottawa, IL. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Illinois Valley Community Hospital and OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Melinda Vesely to book an appointment.

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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, anxiety, or depression. Treatment is based on the belief th..."

- Melinda Vesely, MS CCC

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  • Low Wait Times
    Patients are usually seen in 10 minutes or less.

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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
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Melinda Vesely's conditions and procedures:

  • Adult Panic Anxiety Syndrome
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Behavioral Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Biofeedback
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Meditation
  • Mind-Body Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • 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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Melinda Vesely accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
Humana
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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United Healthcare

Melinda Vesely's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Melinda Vesely

3.4

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What went well
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  • Staff friendliness (3)
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
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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.
What went well
No results
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
2 people found this helpful
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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
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Mar 17, 2017
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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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About Me

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Melinda Vesely, MS CCC accepting new patients?

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

Melinda Vesely frequently treats Adult Panic Anxiety Syndrome, Anxiety, and Anxiety Attack. 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.

Does Melinda Vesely, MS CCC offer telehealth services?

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Locations

Empowering Minds Counseing, LLC

Empowering Minds Counseling, LLC417 W Madison St Ste 208b Ottawa, IL 61350
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Affiliated Hospitals

Melinda Vesely is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Illinois Valley Community Hospital

Peru, IL

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

OSF Saint Elizabeth Medical Center

Ottawa, IL

70% Patient Experience Rating, 1% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

OSF Saint James - John W. Albrecht Medical Center

Pontiac, IL

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received