I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) since 1999. I have successfully worked with a variety of individual, couple and family issues such as healing from the trauma of infidelity, ineffective communication, conflict management issues, premarital counseling, relationship dissatisfaction, sexual issues, divorce, depression, anxiety, anger, grief, sleep issues, poor self-esteem, sexual issues, etc.
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Master of Science degree in Child Development and Family Studies from Purdue University. I am a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), an AAMFT Approved Supervisor, a Certified Gottman Seven Principles Leader and a Board Certified TeleMental Health Professional (BC-TMH).
I have published and presented on the topics of infidelity, tele-mental health, clinical supervision, tele-supervision and clinical documentation. I have also taught psychology courses at Purdue University and Illinois Institute of Technology.
I generally check my messages each day, Monday through Friday, during standard business hours and respond as quickly as I can. My goal is to respond within 24 hours during the weekdays. I do appreciate your patience when it takes a bit longer at times, as I may be tending to other clients or other professional responsibilities.
I prefer to do therapy via weekly live video sessions as therapy progresses much more quickly with this modality which means you will feel relief much faster. Live video sessions are usually 30 to 45 minutes long.
Currently, all of my evening appointments are full. Most of my availability is between 11:00AM Central and 3:00PM Central, Monday through Thursday.
Regarding scheduling, I do not use my BetterHelp calendar as I prefer to make appointments directly with you.
I am looking forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Blended Family Issues, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Infidelity, Mood Disorders, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Sexual Dysfunction, Smoking/Vaping Cessation
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Gottman Method, Solution-Focused Therapy
IL LMFT 166.000792
IN LMFT 35001596A
Marilyn is great. She is kind, caring and extremely helpful.
Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Marilyn for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties