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Melissa Buckley(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Relationship issues- Stress management-Self-care-Life coaching- Work stress-Perfectionism-

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Professional statement

With a compassionate spirit and an empowering voice, Melissa Buckley (aka Mel B), LCSW, has become a beacon of hope for millennials who recognize the need for a mindset shift to move forward in life and stop feeling trapped. She addresses self-sabotage, procrastination, anxiety, people pleasing behaviors, trauma responses, and perfectionism.

Mel followed her dream and opened her own private practice called Flourished Life where she facilitates video or phone sessions with clients. Within its supportive walls, she fosters transformation through tailored therapy, guiding her clients toward self-discovery and the shattering of barriers that prevent them from living truly fulfilling lives.

Mel is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and uses this specific therapeutic model to empower her clients to identify areas of their life that needs focus and attention. She's a firm believer that the mind is one of the most powerful and incredible tools that humans possess. Mel recognizes that although the mind can cause problematic symptoms such as anxiety, fear, discomfort, and self-image concerns, it can also be used for great things. CBT is how Mel empowers her clients to shift their minds from being problematic to the solution of problems.

Through her unwavering dedication and her knack for genuine persuasion, Mel has cultivated a community where growth is nurtured, and empowerment is the shared heartbeat of every success story. Her visionary work is not merely a career; it is a calling, a place where her passion and professionalism converge to ignite lasting change in the lives of those she serves.

Message to clients

I aim to provide a comforting and secure environment where you can fully express your true self without hesitation. Authenticity is not only welcomed but embraced. I've discovered that our most impactful work emerges when we're entirely genuine. When I say that I offer a judgment-free zone, I mean it with the entirety of my heart.

Regardless of your aspirations, count on me to offer steadfast encouragement, unconditional support, and direction as you progress towards your dreams. My desire is for each session to unveil moments of revelation, those "aha" instances where everything falls into place, empowering you to take concrete steps towards a life aligned with your ambitions.

Work and Education

Sinnissippi Centers , Therapist/Behavioral Health Clinician
Sinnissippi Centers , Residential Coach

Aurora University, Master of Social Work, 2019


Illinois: 149024911




Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Self-care - Learning what effective self-care looks like and incorporating these strategies into daily life; developing an awareness of wellbeing to identify when one needs to practice self-care

Life coaching - Identifying intentions and implementing strategies to build resilience and work towards one’s personal, health, or career goals

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Locations & Hours


Melissa Buckley is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$195 (53min)
  • Initial session:$195 (53min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed