I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with over 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, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Postpartum Depression
IL LCSW 149011020
Malissa is amazing! She’s patient and so good at giving advice. So glad she’s my therapist! I wouldn’t change it ever! :)
Written on Jun 15, 2023 after therapy with Malissa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Malissa has been a really great guide over the past few months. Our conversations have always been very enlightening, and she has helped me to recognise patterns within myself and has given me tools to counter recurring negative thoughts. She has been a great support.
Written on Mar 26, 2023 after therapy with Malissa for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
Malissa is extremely professional and is very attentive to what I say and gives great advice and shows compassion I am grateful and Blessed to have Malissa as my therapist she is GOD send may GOD continue to Bless Malissa for the awesome work she does. Thank you Malissa for everything
Written on Mar 03, 2023 after therapy with Malissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
She has been good so far. Helpful. Nice. Nothing bad to report
Written on Feb 18, 2023 after therapy with Malissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and grief
My experience with Malissa has been extremely rewarding. She has helped me grapple with challenges from grandparenting to retirement to self-esteem. She is practical, upbeat, supportive, and helps me to stay grounded in the here and now, which is where I need to be.
Written on Feb 17, 2023 after therapy with Malissa for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Malissa is wonderful! The first person I was able to open up to about everything.
Written on Feb 11, 2023 after therapy with Malissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, compassion fatigue, and adhd