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Mindscapes is a counseling practice centered on the creative, LGBTQIA+, non-conforming, chronically ill, and vegan communities founded by Michelle Heyden, MAAT, LCPC.  Michelle is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Art Therapist with over 20 years post-graduate experience providing healing-centered, trauma-informed therapy to adults and couples from diverse backgrounds.  *Currently all services are provided virtually*

I provide a warm and non-judgmental space to explore obstacles hindering clients from personal and creative self-fulfillment. I am committed to LGBTQIA+ affirmative and anti-oppressive care. My approach is collaborative, client-centered, goal-oriented, and holistic while drawing from Internal Family Systems/Parts work, relational therapy, psychodynamic models, polyvagal/nervous system regulation techniques, mind-body somatic practices, and expressive arts therapies. I utilize interactive discussion and expressive exercises tailored to each individual's needs.

I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to answer any questions that you may have regarding my services.

Michelle Heyden, MAAT, LCPC
pronouns: she/her
 Founder / President of Mindscapes

Michelle Heyden, MAAT, LCPC, Founder of Mindscapes Counseling


I specialize in helping individuals to gain insight, learn coping skills, and tap into undiscovered or lost internal & external resources for the following issues: 

≈ Issues Specific to Artists, Musicians, Performers, & Anyone Involved in Creative Fields 


≈ Issues Specific to members of the LGBTQIA+, Neurodivergent, & Vegan communities


≈ Chronic Illness/Chronic Disease/Health Issues

≈ Confusion Regarding Self-Identity, Purpose, & Meaning in Life


≈ Grief

≈ Childhood/Trauma Issues

≈ Depression

≈ Anxiety

≈ Low Self-Esteem

≈ Relationship Issues

≈ School/Workplace Difficulties

≈ Life Transitions



I use art therapy as a service to help individuals access and express feelings too complex and/or difficult to verbally discuss. It can be utilized as a primary treatment or as an adjunct to enhance verbal
psychotherapy.  All ages can benefit from this and no experience in art is required.   /or difficult to verbally discuss. It can be utilized as a primary treatment or as an adjunct to enhance verbal


I help couples strengthen their relationships and deal more effectively with the following issues:

≈ Poor or Strained Communication 

≈ Frequent Arguments
≈ Pre-marital or Pre-commitment Concerns

≈ Difficulty Handling Stress Together

≈ Infidelity

≈ Trust Issues


I provide affordable case consultation services for mental health professionals that are fully licensed or are seeking licensure. 


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Mindscapes, Inc
Michelle Heyden, MAAT, LCPC

4000 W. Montrose Ave, #693

Chicago, IL 60641  
(312) 841-7278  

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