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About  Us

Hello . . . 

I have been enthusiastically learning about the human mind for as long as I can remember. I was and am still drawn to understand the meaning and reason behind people's thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviors. 

I am interested in the connection between what you think, what we believe and how that impacts our everyday perceived reality.


Vulnerability can be tough to tap into at first but know that my gift is being able to see people for who they can be. I work to support you where you need in order for you to create an extraordinary and integrated life - mind, body, brain and spirit. With warmth, compassion, a sense of humor, directness, and dedication, I can help you uncover the answers that lie within you. I want to help you find contentment, your voice, your community and true self. I want you to feel whole, complete and above all, happy. 

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Melissa Waterfield-Copeland, LCPC



  • BA in Psychology, Social Studies and Secondary Education [Carthage College]

  • Paralegal Certificate [Carthage College]

  • MA in Forensic Psychology [The University of Denver]

  • MA in Business Administration [St. Mary's University]

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor Illinois [IDFPR]

  • Licensed Professional Counselor Texas [BHEC]

  • Approved Clinical Supervisor [NBCC]

  • Board Certified Telemental Health Provider [NBCC]

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Acceptance and commitment Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Culturally Sensitive Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy

Forensic Therapy

Humanistic Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Narrative Therapy

Person-Center Therapy

Play Therapy

Strength-Based Therapy

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy

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Ages treated:





Young adults



If you would like to make an appointment, or if you have any other questions you can contact me here


"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."

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