Marielle Mershart, LCSW
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 13 years of experience in private practice in Chicago and Oak Park, IL. My clinical training, obtained at Loyola University Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital & Jewish Child and Family Services, and most recently at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute, is rooted in proven practice techniques, such as Psychoanalytic, Psycho-dynamic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Systemic, and Attachment-focused psychotherapy. This combined background amounts to over 20 years of practical experience working in Chicago social service agencies, hospitals and clinical practice settings. My approach is informed by my past experience as well as my current ongoing training and professional consultation, all of which allows me to tailor our work together to best serve you.
I work with adults, children and adolescents, as well as couples & families seeking psychotherapy for a range of issues such as:
- depression arising from experiences such as abuse & trauma, family history, prolonged bereavement, pregnancy, job stress, social isolation, identity confusion, divorce & separation, relationship conflict & loss
- anxiety, excessive worry & fears, distress, avoidance, panic, intrusive thoughts, hypervigilance
- life transitions, parenting & educational concerns, family dysfunction, job loss, marital conflict, divorce, separation & relationship distress