Cristina Melvin
Cristina Melvin
Personal Statement

I have always been a believer in resilience.  This is a strength drawn from my personal and professional experience that I intend on bringing into my sessions. I am committed to helping my clients foster their strengths and empowering them to overcome life’s challenges. 

In my free time, I like to read, cook, and spend my time with my husband and four children exploring the city. 

Treatment Areas and Competencies

Sexual Trauma




Life Transition

Generational Trauma

Stress Management

Bipolar 1 & 2




Suicidal Ideation

Approach to Therapy

As a therapist, I lean into my client’s strengths and offer a secure environment for self-discovery toward the path of restoration. I seek to provide a place that will facilitate personal growth and healing through empathy and support. I hope to provide a safe environment in which my clients can process their emotions as they journey through understanding how to reach and sustain ideal daily functions. In my clinical experience, I have seen success integrating therapeutic methods of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, and others, tailoring them to the needs of the client.

Treatment Modalities and Theoretical Orientations

Strength-Based Therapy

Dialetical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)


Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)

Trauma Informed Therapy

Education, Licenses and Certifications

  • Master’s of Social Work from the University of Central Florida
  • BA in Psychology  from the American Military University

Contact Cristina


53 W. Jackson, suite 1615 Chicago 60604


(312) 898-1840