Real Help For Real People

About Melissa Shane Counseling

Practice Highlights

I use a practical approach to help you, your child, or your family gain real world solutions in a way that honors your privacy and busy schedule. I know no single approach is the best one for each individual, so I have been trained and have experience in a range of modalities.

Treatment Focus

I have experience treating the following issues:


  • Abuse (Physical, Sexual and Emotional)
  • Anxiety
  • Aging and Life Transitions
  • Attention Disorders
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Coping with Chronic Illness 
  • Body Image Issues
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bullying/Cyber Bullying
  • Co-Parenting Issues
  • Couples/Marital
  • Depression 
  • Divorce, Including High Conflict
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Problems
  • Gender Identity and LGBTQI Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parenting Challenges
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Issues/Depression
  • PTSD and Trauma
  • Self-Injury
  • Sexual Assault
  • Social Isolation and Shyness
  • Social Media Issues (sexting, safety etc)
  • TIC Disorders
  • Work Stress
  • Work-Life Balance

Client Promise

I promise to be there for you every step of your journey. The goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. 


Depression & Anxiety

  • These are the two most common general issues my clients present.  Depression and anxiety can seriously interfere with sleep, interpersonal relationships, physical health and well-being, concentration, and academic or work motivation and performance. In fact, research shows these are the two most common disabilities in the United States. Both conditions are treatable and research suggests counseling helps. Unfortunately, many suffer in silence. Call today and learn how  counseling can help you identify and find new ways of thinking and coping.  

Trauma & PTSD

  • Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. I can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. 

Kids, Teens And Mental Health

  •  School violence, family conflict, internet safety, cyber-bullying and excessive screen time (TV and video games), are just a few of the problems modern children and teens cope with daily. Research has demonstrated that counseling helps. I will use creative techniques in working with your child, teen and your family to bring understanding, help and healing.

Contact Information

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Individualized Care For You

Please contact me with questions or to make an appointment. I accept most major insurance.

Melissa Shane Counseling Services LLC

6919 N Knoxville Ave, Suite 100, Peoria, Illinois 61614


How To Schedule An Appointment

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Schedule by phone at 309.966.0068