Bachelor of Social Work — Illinois State University
Melissa Hill’s (she/her) passion is helping pre-teens, adolescents and adults learn to navigate their mental health. She uses warmth, empathy and humor to create a space where individuals can feel empowered to make changes for themselves.
Ms. Hill holds experience working in crisis mental health response with youth and in eating disorder treatment at a residential and partial hospitalization program treatment center. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention to treat depression, anxiety disorders, phobias, OCD and body image concerns. She believes that the relationship between client and therapist is one of the most important parts of the therapy process so that you can trust her to help you help yourself.
As a clinician, Ms. Hill acknowledges the societal and systemic factors that affect our mental health and recognizes the importance of including our various identities in the therapeutic process. She strives to create an environment that feels safe and inclusive to welcome all races, ethnicities, cultures, gender identities, sexual orientations, body sizes and ability statuses.