Melissa Sanchez, LCPC, BC-DMT

Melissa Sanchez View Specialties

  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist
  • 155 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 603, Chicago, Illinois, 60601
  • Additional Locations:
      See additional office location: Evanston, 60202
      1818 Dempster Street
      Evanston, 60202
  • Phone: 773-649-4135
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  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Webcam

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I am dedicated to providing affordable, compassionate and holistic guidance to those in need of support. My experiences working in community health centers, hospital psychiatric units and recovery homes throughout Chicago led me to believe that quality mental health care is an essential part of helping those who struggle to overcome emotional, psychological and spiritual pain find the path to a fulfilling experience of the world around them. I see mental health as interplay between experience, genetics, emotional awareness and spiritual struggle that each person seeks to reconcile. My duty as a therapist is to provide a safe, trustworthy and contained environment in which we can work together to uncover aspects of life that are disconnected from the whole person-at-large.
My work as a healer is grounded in training from Columbia College Chicago as a dance/movement therapist and counselor. Along with more traditional talk-based therapy, I employ body/mind techniques and the creative spirit to bring each person's many parts together in service of the whole individual. Additional education in mindfulness meditation and Buddhist psychology has entered by practice through training from the Institute for Meditation & Psychotherapy in Barre, Massachusetts. By combining body, mind and spirit, people in my care are given the opportunity to explore themselves in way that is complete and attentive to the emotional, bodily-felt, sensory and spiritual realms. I feel this is tantamount to successful psychological and emotional recovery.
I specialize in providing guidance to those in recovery from addiction, depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, trauma and psychosis-related disorders such as Schizophrenia. While versed in "diagnosis" focused therapies, I do not focus solely on reducing symptoms or managing symptom related events. While important, I also believe that engaging the individual in discussing and experiencing aspects of life such as beliefs, desires, life focus and spiritual concerns are necessary to walk the path to successful health. If you are looking only for symptom management, then I am not the therapist for you. If you would like to become proficient in this while also exploring the many other facets of existence, then I would love to speak with you. 
I am currently accepting new clients at my offices in Chicago and Evanston, Illinois. My Chicago office is conveniently located on the corner of Michigan and Randolph Avenues, close to every major CTA train line. My Evanston office is located within Heartwood Center for Body, Mind, Spirit, a lovely collection of holistically-minded practitioners of psychotherapy, acupuncture, massage, Eastern medicine and shamanism. Please contact me for a FREE initial phone consultation at 773-649-4135 or visit for more information.


Melissa Sanchez Reaches

Chicago IL
Evanston IL