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Marina Garavaglia, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships
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About me

I am a caring and compassionate therapist who works with a variety of treatment modalities including client-centered, psychodynamic, attachment-based, and CBT. I am non-judging and believe in establishing a trusting and collaborative relationship where we work together to help solve your issues.
I have 14 years of experience working with a variety of individuals in various settings including runaway teens, HIV infected individuals and their children, elementary school children, individuals with severe mental illness, individuals in crisis, job coaching, and therapy with depression and anxiety clients. I am open to and interested in learning about various cultures through the lens of mental health. Although I have experience in a variety of settings with various individuals, my main interest is therapy with adults. I specialize in assisting those with general anxiety, ocd, and depression as well as those struggling with various issues including relationships, self-esteem, abuse, codependency, abandonment, and family issues.

Professional experience

14yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Codependency, Communication problems, Family Problems, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Pregnancy and childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

IL LCSW 149.016363


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Marina Garavaglia. 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.

Marina is an exceptional therapist who makes me feel safe and gives me the space to open up about really tough issues. I feel like I've learned a lot about myself and my relationships working with her, and I'd highly recommend her services!

Written on Jan 24, 2023 after therapy with Marina for 1 year and 7 months

Marina has been wonderful to talk to. She is amazing at what she does and has helped me tremendously with my problems.

Written on May 01, 2022 after therapy with Marina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Marina brings so many helpful tips to the table and is very good at understanding me. She has helped me so much with my anxiety and relationship struggles.

Written on Feb 10, 2022 after therapy with Marina for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coaching, and adhd

Enjoyed my time and glad to have been able to experience therapy.

Written on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Marina for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and anger management

After just one session, I felt like I had a grip on myself again and could breathe. Gave me the motivation and empowerment to talk things through with people in my life that I had been avoiding. Highly recommend.

Written on Aug 16, 2021 after therapy with Marina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

She us amazing she make me feel valid and she lets me speak

Written on Jul 19, 2021 after therapy with Marina for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd