About Me

Hello and congratulations on making this important investment in yourself and your future. As the saying goes " the longest journey begins with a single step." Thank you for considering me to support you in your journey.

I am a seasoned Licensed Clinical Social Worker(LCSW) an International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified Professional Coach, and a certified Hypnotherapist through the International Association of Counselors and Therapists (IACT). I have over 40 years of experience as a psychotherapist in a variety of cultures including the Caribbean Region and other diverse areas of the United States. I am a graduate of the renowned Jane Adams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois, Chicago Campus, where I studied various models of psychological approaches including one year post-graduate study with the now international expert in family therapy, Dr. Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.

I provide a safe, comfortable and confidential environment for self discovery and reflection. I work with individuals, couples, and families, with specific expertise in supporting parents in raising proud, resilient and capable children. As a Professional Coach and former international executive, I am also skilled in working with individuals who would like to enhance their career opportunities within their current companies or who are seeking a career transition. I have extensive workplace expertise that include enhanced leadership impact, developing exceptional communication skills, conducting difficult conversations and high impact presentation and influencing skills, to name a few.

I am certified as a Mediation and Mindfulness Facilitator and have been a dedicated teacher and practitioner of meditation for over three decades. I integrate solution-focused, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive therapy, and mindfulness based stress reduction with hypnosis (as indicated) and have a passion for helping my clients set clear goals and create realistic, inspired, and imaginative approaches to the areas of their lives that they want to change. I apply hypnotherapy approaches for habit and behavioral change that includes weight loss, smoking cessation, and anxiety reduction and other unproductive behaviors. My belief is that all humans have the potential to achieve their dreams and passions and have the strengths, both known, and yet to be discovered, to create a rich, full and purposeful life.

I am a long distance, cyclist, a dedicated health enthusiast and a performing musician. I like to incorporate a creative and comprehensive mind-body approach to all of my work. I look forward to the privilege of assisting you in your journey of self-discovery and unimagined potential. Thank you for considering my services.


Specialties

  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Expats , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 40

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW17139 (Expires: 2023-03-31)

LCSW #149001824 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Marco Nozicka. 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 by P.A. on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Marco for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Marco has been so helpful for me and dealing with a high conflict, familial relationship. He has a kind and calm manner, and I always feel supported and heard in our sessions. I have not had a male therapist before as I worried I would not feel comfortable, but my experience with Marco has been nothing but positive and I am grateful I was connected with him on betterhelp. I highly recommend him!

Written by T.I. on May 21, 2022 after therapy with Marco for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, and coaching

My sessions have been fruitful and enlightening. I enjoy the conversations and perspectives I get.

Written by A.T. on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with Marco for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and career difficulties

It was amazing working with Marco. He is a great listener and would hear me out completely before sharing his thoughts with me. I have seen a lot of positive change in me since I started working with him.

Written by R.E. on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Marco for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and eating disorders

I was nervous about talking with a stranger about some of my issues but that quickly faded as Marco is very easy to talk with. He is a great listener and knows just when to chime in with a useful piece of advice. Marco is both professional and friendly. I appreciate how he is open with some of his own experiences. This showed me that he lives by the advice he gives, a quality I think is very important in a councilor. Thanks Marco!

Written by R.E. on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with Marco for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Marco has been extremely helpful to me. He's a great listener and has excellent advice.

Written by D.A. on Apr 19, 2021 after therapy with Marco for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I was going through a really hard time and he just provided the support and advice that I really needed. I am feeling so much better now and have a more positive and less anxious outlook on life.

Written by C.A. on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Marco for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

It’s been a pleasure working with Marco. Since I started therapy, I’ve seen huge improvements in myself. His guidance and attentive listening have helped me get through really rough days, I’ve also learned to apply his advice to daily issues or situations. He has provided a safe space for me to come back to every week and I always look forward to our therapy sessions, excited to learn new ways of coping, communicating, and expressing myself in the safest and healthiest way possible. I HIGHLY recommend him as he is a wonderful therapist.

Written by S.H. on Mar 03, 2021 after therapy with Marco for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues

Marco is a great and very understanding counselor. I appreciate his listening skills as well as his advice he shares with me.

Written by M.A. on Feb 26, 2021 after therapy with Marco for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coaching

Marco's feedback to me is very helpful. He definitely encourages me to love myself and put myself first as an individual of this world. He is very understanding and teaches me a lot about self-love.

Written by E.M. on Feb 19, 2021 after therapy with Marco for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Working with Marco has been such a wonderful experience. When I was ready to step into self discovery, I started several modalities at once, including thereapy with Marco. He offered a weekly space to explore what I was learning and growing into. This space was safe and exploratory. He took great care in listening, providing feedback and asking thought provoking questions. His support of my self discovery and growth was immeasurable. Thank you so much Marco!

Written by B.O. on Feb 10, 2021 after therapy with Marco for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Marco is amazing. It's nice to have someone actually listen and respond to my concerns and provide guidance for my personal growth. He is sincere, professional and a great source of information. Highly recommend!

Written by M.A. on Feb 09, 2021 after therapy with Marco for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Marco is a true professional with a heart of gold. He also understands the very specific struggles of being a traveling artist which is something I’ve had trouble explaining in the past. Talk therapy with him has allowed me to find some helpful perspectives with which to see certain aspects of my life that I was struggling with accepting and/or changing before. Very thankful for his continued support at this time.

Written by D.E. on Dec 10, 2020 after therapy with Marco for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Marco from what I have experienced so far is an astounding counselor who attempts to find the root cause of problems, listens to every detail you share with him, and endeavours to find solutions in a timely manner for the issues you may be dealing with.

Written by F.R. on Dec 09, 2020 after therapy with Marco for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I worked with Marco for about 2 months. As a 25 year old therapy was a relatively new topic to me. Marco made me feel guided, listened to, and cared for. At the end of every session I was constantly appreciative and in admiration of his receptiveness, compassionate (but effective) approach, and professionalism. I’m super glad to have worked with him and I hope to connect with him in a near future. Marco, thank you for your guidance and support — and Happy Holidays!

Written by S.A. on Nov 13, 2020 after therapy with Marco for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Marco is fantastic. He helps me call out my own assumptions, recognize my biases in how I talk to myself, and think about ways to overcome my challenges. Everything we do fits directly into my big picture goals and I really appreciate the way he has helped me! I always look forward to a session with Marco.

Written by M.A. on Nov 08, 2020 after therapy with Marco for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

The App could be perfect if they have the option to add another participant. As an example, I want my kids to participate in my therapy and it will be kind of difficult because they don’t live with me.Also they live far away from me

Written by M.I. on Oct 27, 2020 after therapy with Marco for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, eating disorders, and coping with life changes

Great guy with great advice

Written by A.N. on Oct 19, 2020 after therapy with Marco for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue

I found Marco to be incredibly supportive and easy to open up too. Once the sessions progressed Marco’s advice and guidance has been fantastic and he really helped me deal with my issues and we made really noticeable progress through our sessions.

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