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Maria Gurdian-McCrea, LCPC

Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Coaching
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About me

I am Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois with some years of professional work experience just as a therapist. For the rest of my career I have worked in the Child Welfare field, working to put families back together. I am experienced in working with trauma and its effects. I like to begin with "What happened to you?" rather than what's wrong with you. I strive to meet my clients where they are with compassion and empathy.
I have had success with clients who needed help with professional goals as well as personal goals. I use a coaching style for those who want to lean into their professional life and career.
I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. I will be mindful of your time and your particular strengths so that you get the best experience possible.

Taking the first step to sign up for therapy takes courage and commitment to change. You living a fulfilled and happier life is what is important to me. If you are ready to take a step towards that better life, the I am here to support you.
I look forward to working with you.

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Relationships Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Career difficulties Coaching

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Depression, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Codependency, Commitment Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

IL LCPC 180.005300


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Maria Gurdian-McCrea. 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.

Maria is very helpful. She is helping me make big decisions and makes me think about things I have been trying to ignore, I really like her.

Written on May 07, 2024 after therapy with Maria for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She's a great listener

Written on Oct 04, 2023 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes