I am licensed in Illinois with 20 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Additional areas of focus: Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Fertility Issues, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Military and Veterans Issues, Postpartum Depression
IL LCSW 149011020
Polite, considerate and good with me patient and listens to my Deaf culture and incorporates in her sessions and ways to support help me
Written on Oct 31, 2022 after therapy with Malissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
I love my therapist so much. She's very experienced and is capable of leading the conversation in a very, comforting, smooth and clever way.
Written on Sep 04, 2022 after therapy with Malissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes