Last edited 02/14/2024

Melissa Forte LCPC

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Melissa Forte Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Learn more about my:

What does a first session with you look like?

Clients can expect direction, support, and setting the healthiest and most achievable goals to meet their individual therapeutic needs. Know that we are in this together and you no longer have to carry it alone. We all need a healthy support system regardless of our struggles and it all begins with unconditional acceptance, care, and above all human kindness!

What is your style/approach to therapy?

Setting goals for therapy in the first session is primary albeit concrete coping skills, tasks, or simply active listening skills and support. We are in this together as you guide your own treatment goals and success. My approach in my 15 years experience surrounds Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and Rational Emotive-Behavioral Therapy (REBT). Ultimately, we will decide together what works best for you.

What are your biggest strengths as a therapist?

Clients can expect direction, support, and setting the healthiest and most achievable goals to meet their individual therapeutic needs. Know that we are in this together and you no longer have to carry it alone. We all need a healthy support system regardless of our struggles and it all begins with unconditional acceptance, care, and above all human kindness!

Specialties

Loss/Grief

Family issues

Coping Skills

Couples

General Expertise

Depression

Anxiety

Self-Esteem

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Self Harm

Peer Relationships

School Issues

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Cigna

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Cigna EAP

Humana

Optum

Fees

Individual Therapy$85

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Adolescents (13-17)

Licensure

  • Illinois, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, 180014830

Education

Lewis University (IL)

Work History

Setting goals for therapy in the first session is primary albeit concrete coping skills, tasks, or simply active listening skills and support. We are in this together as you guide your own treatment goals and success. My approach in my 15 years experience surrounds Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, and Rational Emotive-Behavioral Therapy (REBT). Ultimately, we will decide together what works best for you.

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Melissa Forte, LCPC

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Melissa Forte, LCPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Melissa Forte accepting new clients?

Yes, Melissa Forte is accepting new clients for online therapy in Illinois.

Does Melissa Forte accept insurance?

Yes, Melissa Forte accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana, Optum and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

What types of therapy does Melissa Forte offer?

Melissa Forte offers therapy for individuals.

Does Melissa Forte offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Illinois can book Melissa Forte for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Melissa Forte offer online therapy?

Yes, Melissa Forte offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in Illinois.

How quickly can I see Melissa Forte?

Melissa Forte typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Melissa Forte speak?

Melissa Forte conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Melissa Forte online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Melissa Forte online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.