Lindsay DeMarlie

LCSW, LISW

About me

Welcome, I'm so glad that you have reached out for help! My name is Lindsay, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa. Currently, I'm a therapist that works for a local community mental health center where I provide individual, family, and couple's counseling. Most clients I work with have been diagnosed with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder different personality disorders, or bipolar disorder. I have extensive training in trauma, both with trauma occurring in childhood, such as physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, and adult trauma, such as sexual assault or domestic violence.

My approach in therapy is client centered, open, and non-judgmental. I use cognitive behavioral, rational emotive, dialectical behavior, strength-based and trauma informed therapy. Clients identify their goals and desired outcomes, and I'm there to assist in the therapeutic process. Each client I work with is met with understanding and empathy.

I look forward to working with you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

IL LCSW 149018275

IA LISW 008227


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Lindsay DeMarlie. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written on Aug 10, 2022 after therapy with Lindsay for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and eating disorders

Always feel better after talking to Lindsay.
She’s great !

Written on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with Lindsay for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is awesome!

Written on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Lindsay for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, grief, sleeping disorders, addictions, and parenting issues

Lindsay was a great listener during our first session. We had an issue with video call, but we were able to quickly navigate to a phone call. She even gave me extra time to finish out our full session. She was quickly responsive to my chat messages as well. I look forward to diving deeper into specific problems in out next sessions. She really took the time to get to know me.

Written on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with Lindsay for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and sleeping disorders

Lindsay is a great listener!

Written on Mar 01, 2022 after therapy with Lindsay for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Lindsay has been so helpful! I have a lot of trauma to work through and Lindsay makes me feel very safe and able to open up. I love how she supports my healthy life choices and makes an effort to also ask about my hobbies and interests in addition to helping me work through the hard stuff.

Written on Jan 21, 2022 after therapy with Lindsay for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and intimacy-related issues

Lindsay has helped me see situations differently. She makes me step back and ask myself why is this happening, what can I do to change this, or how does my reaction help this situation. I love her. I tell everyone about Better Help and about Lindsay.

Written on Dec 12, 2021 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Lindsay is a great therapist

Written on Nov 16, 2021 after therapy with Lindsay for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Speaking to Lindsay really calms me down and helps me feel like I can power through my week.

Written on Nov 10, 2021 after therapy with Lindsay for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Lindsay made me feel comfortable with the process that is therapy. I’d never tried before and this was something that helped me grow into taking even more steps for myself. Thank you!

Written on Nov 03, 2021 after therapy with Lindsay for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I like that therapy with Lindsay is like sitting down with a good friend over a cup of coffee and having a chat. She listens, asks questions, and then helps me go back through all of it, pointing out important things. It's wonderful to have someone to even just bounce my feelings off of, especially when they are confusing. I appreciate her! :)

Written on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

I have only had a couple sessions with her but already I feel she is truly listening to me and asks follow up questions that strongly pertain to the subjects at hand.

Written on Sep 29, 2021 after therapy with Lindsay for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

I always feel comfortable talking with you and it’s extremely helpful in times where I feel alone. I can always share my thoughts and journals without feeling like I’ll get judged or turned away. Coming from family who don’t believe in talking things out and looking for help she changes your mind.

Written on Jul 18, 2021 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, and anger management

Lindsay DeMarlie is like that amazing spirit you never knew you needed in life.
She is truly amazing and I highly recommend her! You will not be disappointed.

Written on Jun 07, 2021 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 weeks

Very pleasant and understanding

Written on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem

Lindsay has been really understanding and insightful in the time I've had my chats with her.

Written on Apr 27, 2021 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Lyndsay has been very attentive and has made it easy to open up more than I have in past experiences with a counselor. I really only started a week or so ago but so far so good. Thank you Lyndsay!

Written on Mar 27, 2021 after therapy with Lindsay for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, and self esteem

She’s amazing- a truly gifted therapist. Lindsay offers a non judgmental, safe space for healing that I can sense even through phone messaging.

Written on Mar 21, 2021 after therapy with Lindsay for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

It took me a while to find the counselor that best suited my needs, and honestly, I was feeling a little discouraged after sometime. But I'm glad I never gave up my search becos Lindsay is PHENOMENAL. She's attentive, asks all the right questions, and is just such a rad person. Highly recommend her

Written on Jan 15, 2021 after therapy with Lindsay for 3 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, and parenting issues

So far we have not had a session.

But the questions and follow up from Lindsay have been amazing so far.

She has had more dialogue with me so far via email, more than I feel I have had in an entire session with others.

Written on Jan 04, 2021 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Lindsay is a kind, warm and thoughtful therapist. Although I only interacted with her for a couple weeks, I can feel she cares about me a lot and I am grateful.

Written on Dec 30, 2020 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 months

I have been working with Lindsay for about 3 months, I had a lot going on at the time and I was feeling very overwhelmed and stressed. Lindsay helped with working out each situation. I feel that her approach is more of the client talking and her listening and is there to guide you through the problems but does not tell you what you should and should not do. I loved BetterHelp and I know that if I needed help again I would definitely come back!

Written on Dec 24, 2020 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Lindsay understands my struggles and has given me coping exercises to deal with the anxieties of my impending divorce. She's very friendly, understanding, asks questions and makes you feel comfortable! She's an incredible helpful person!

Written on Dec 13, 2020 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I started talking to Lindsey about 3 months ago. Its been fantastic and really some of the best money I have spent. She listens, offers resources and I feel like she really understands where I am coming from.

Written on Nov 25, 2020 after therapy with Lindsay for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Very kind and easy to talk to! Thanks for everything!

Written on Nov 11, 2020 after therapy with Lindsay for 3 weeks

Excellent!

Written on Oct 24, 2020 after therapy with Lindsay for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

She is the best

Written on Sep 22, 2020 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Lindsay has been very attentive to helping me work on my anxiety. She embraces whatever thoughts I have without making me feel wrong about them and challenges me to look inside myself for the answers to my problems. I am pleased to have been matched with her.

Written on Sep 11, 2020 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Lindsay DeMarlie does an excellent job. She is kind and caring in every interaction. She offers personalized suggestions for improvement.

Written on Aug 20, 2020 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Very pleased with my Lindsay’s availability and warmth. She’s quick to respond to messages and Bert professional.

Written on Jul 23, 2020 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and coping with life changes

Lindsay has been amazing to work with. I love the flexibility of being able to message her whenever I need to. Then the weekly calls we have help feel like a more traditional counseling in that we have some one on one time. When I am busy and don't have time to message Lindsay always messages just to check in and make sure I am doing ok. Having been doing in person counseling for years, I really am enjoying the flexibility of an online discussion. I feel so lucky to have found Lindsay as she understands, cares and remembers all of my concerns and issues.

Written on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 months on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Very supportive and nice. Non judgmental and always reassuring

Written on Jul 20, 2020 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I was nervous to open up, but Lindsay has been an incredible person to speak with. I feel like I’m making great progress and I owe that all to her.

Written on Jun 18, 2020 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Lindsay is polite, kind, and all around wonderful. She is attentive, and really tries to be thorough in her questioning and assessment of any topic I want to talk about.

Written on May 22, 2020 after therapy with Lindsay for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

She’s super professional and amazing!

Written on May 10, 2020 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

I was so apprehensive about going back to counseling. But Lindsay is so nice and caring. She has great points and ideas for helping me.

Written on May 10, 2020 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Lindsay does an excellent job responding quickly and understanding what is going on. She does a great job asking the right questions and clarifying if something isn't clear.

Written on Mar 19, 2020 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and self esteem

Lindsay is great! She responds to messages really quickly and is good to bounce ideas off of.

Written on Mar 04, 2020 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 years and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Lindsey is amazing! She messages me in a nice manner, helps me to see all aspects of issues I bring up to her, and remembers details quite well! I’d say she is a great and caring person, and I would recommend her highly.

Written on Feb 18, 2020 after therapy with Lindsay for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and eating disorders

Counseling with Lindsay has been extremely helpful in managing my mental health. The online format is extremely convenient for me as a working mom. I am so glad I found this platform.

Written on Nov 04, 2019 after therapy with Lindsay for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Amazing. Thoughtful. Involved. Gives unique and personalized advice that you can tell she takes her time with and really cares about. Don't know where I'd be without a counselor like her! Lindsay's helped me restructure the way I think about everything, work through my issues, and realize that I can actually handle the life that was handed me without falling apart. Thank you, Lindsay.

Written on Oct 25, 2019 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders, and self esteem

Lindsay has been great help. She listens to what I have to say and gives me great advice on things that might be helpful. She has some fantastic advice. She has checked in with me when I haven’t responded in quite some time. I feel like she really enjoys and cares about what she’s doing.

Written on Sep 12, 2019 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and eating disorders

Lindsay has been kind and supportive. Her suggestions have been practical and helpful. She responds quickly and I know I can count on her.

Written on Jul 24, 2019 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I just began using BetterHelp and I am SO impressed. I had been in therapy for years and once coming to college, I felt that I couldn't find the right therapist to meet my needs. As soon as I was matched with Lindsay, I was really excited and hopeful. She is thorough and so empathetic and I feel greatly comfortable opening up to her and being able to tackle the issues in my life. As a millennial, I would greatly recommend BetterHelp because sometimes the right therapist or counselor may not be in your area or be available at the times you need. BetterHelp is so flexible and I appreciate that it has made therapy so accessible and easy to use.

Written on May 20, 2019 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

Lindsay is great, she always gives me different ways to think about whatever we are talking about, has tons of ideas for me to try to help with the issues. She always responds in a reasonable time frame. Highly recommend her if your in need of someone to listen or help you work through whatever you're dealing with.

Written on Mar 31, 2019 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

Lindsay has really helped me walk through some self discovery in the past few weeks. I rated her an eight out of 10 as to whether or not I would recommend her because I realize not every counselor fits every person so I braided her based on the fact that I think she’s highly strong but I don’t know if she would fit everybody that would need assistance. But for me she’s 10 out of 10.

Written on Oct 22, 2018 after therapy with Lindsay for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Lindsay is awesome, I’ve recommended BetterHelp to a ton of people, this is hands down the best counseling experience I’ve ever had.

Written on Sep 29, 2018 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and sleeping disorders

Although I’m a difficult individual to understand, Lindsay makes great efforts in at least attempting to understand. Wether she’s able to help me is irrelevant to me. She putting forth effort and that’s all I or anyone seeking help and guidance can ask for.

Written on Sep 20, 2018 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Best therapy experience I have had. I feel listened to and she has helped me to see I have the ability and tools to grow myself for the better.

Written on Aug 21, 2018 after therapy with Lindsay for 5 months

Lindsay is so kind, this has easily been the best counseling experience I've ever had.

Written on Jun 01, 2018 after therapy with Lindsay for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

I have left and come back to Betterhelp several times, and I always come back to Lindsay. She is very responsive, she offers wonderful advice, and I feel like she really takes what I say to heart. She is wonderful to talk to through messages as well as live sessions and if I was in a crisis, even on weekends, she responded and helped me through. She is great and would recommend her to anyone!

Written on May 29, 2018 after therapy with Lindsay for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

Lindsay is very responsive and addresses my concerns with compassion and insight.

Written on Apr 23, 2018 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, and self esteem

Lindsay has been extremely helpful in learning new coping solutions through various situations. In addition, she is very friendly and understanding. I look forward to continuing to run things by her and getting feedback from her. I highly recommend her to anyone seeking counseling and support.

Written on Feb 06, 2018 after therapy with Lindsay for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Excellent counselor. Listens, and offers ways to cope. Asks great questions to figure things out. Very compassionate. I will definitely request her again, if I need services again. Lindsay definitely helped me. Thank you.

Written on Jul 19, 2017 after therapy with Lindsay for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I have only had one live session with Lindsay so far, but I really felt like I got a lot out of that one session! She challenged me with tough questions and sent me a worksheet to make me really spell out some of my concerns. I am excited to work with her more.

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