Deciding to attend therapy takes courage and achieving change takes commitment, I am the right therapist if you are ready to start living the life you dreamed but feel stagnate; Maybe you battle with childhood trauma, family conflict, imposter syndrome, anxiety, depression, stress, low-self-esteem, racial identity issues, or simply need a sounding board as you process the range of human emotions.

I believe therapy is instrumental when making permanent life changes and breaking generational curses. I meet you where you and provide a nonjudgmental environment filled with compassion and empathy. My therapeutic approach is influenced by trauma-informed psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT.)

I am Heather A. Perkins (cofounder of Melanated Wellness), I am a Licensed Clinical Social worker in the State of Illinois. I have over 10 years working with youth and families. I obtained a bachelor’s degree from DePaul University where I double-majored in African and Black Diaspora Studies and English. I received my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration.

Master of Social Work degree/ the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration.
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