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Focus on the whole you

Alternative Wellness Therapies

A leading mental health private practice dedicated to providing expert, personalized services aimed at fostering healing and growth.

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At Alternative Wellness Therapies, we understand that therapy extends beyond the conventional "talk therapy" and is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Our team of experienced therapists utilizes a variety of research-proven techniques tailored to meet the unique needs of each client, spanning from birth and upwards.


Our therapeutic philosophy is rooted in providing personalized treatments aimed at fostering healing, delving into the core issues to facilitate lasting progress and personal growth.

Get to know us

Founders Michelle Petty and Marissa Ebert 

Alternative Wellness Therapies was founded in 2021 by Michelle Petty and Marissa Ebert. They recognized the community's need for more than just a standard mental health private practice and envisioned an organization for alternative methods of treatment, providing diverse options under one welcoming roof.​


At Alternative Wellness Therapies, the mission is to guide clients toward achieving a balance between the mind and body through a range of professional, high-quality services. The founders' commitment goes beyond conventional approaches, embracing diverse methods that support clients' overall well-being.



We recognize starting therapy can be a challenging decision, and we are dedicated to alleviating any concerns you may have. Our team consists of specialized professionals who are not only approachable but also engaging.


Upon visiting our office, savor a cup of complimentary coffee or tea, relax in our welcoming waiting room, and find comfort in the inviting atmosphere of our cozy and well-appointed offices. Your comfort and ease are our top priorities!

An Inviting Atmosphere

because your comfort is important

Individual & Family Therapy

Our therapists employ a customized approach to fulfill your specific needs, guiding you through a professional journey of personal growth and development. 

Trauma Therapy

Our therapists are proficient in Brainspotting,  a therapeutic approach that utilizes the brain's natural ability to heal itself. Developed by Dr. David Grand, it involves the use of eye positions to locate and process unresolved trauma, emotional distress, and other challenges stored in the brain and body. By accessing the brain-body connection, Brainspotting facilitates deep healing and integration, offering relief from symptoms and promoting emotional well-being.

Play Therapy

Play is recognized as the primary language of children. Our professional play therapy services are designed to offer an age-appropriate outlet, addressing the needs of children at a deeper level than traditional talk therapy. 

Chiropractic Care

Maintaining proper spinal alignment extends beyond alleviating physical discomfort. Chiropractic care has demonstrated efficacy in improving mental health symptoms, complementing its array of physical benefits.

Our focus is simple

Help individuals with a diverse range of services offered by a team of highly skilled professionals.

Wellness partners

Alternative Wellness Therapies is proud to collaborate with industry professionals, offering a diverse range of services tailored to meet your individualized needs. Our esteemed wellness partners provide their services within the premises of Alternative Wellness Therapies, ensuring convenient access for our clients.

Beauty in Nature

Interested in becoming an Alt Wellness partner?

Alternative Wellness Therapies is consistently striving to enhance our range of services to address the holistic needs of our clients. If you are seeking a space to rent or an additional venue to offer your services, we invite you to reach out to our office today for more information. Your collaboration is integral to our commitment to comprehensive wellness.


9950 N Alpine Rd, Ste 103

Machesney Park, IL 61115

815-200-6444 (ph) ; 815-201-1702 (fx)

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