Hi! I’m Maris. I’m a therapist based in Illinois and I have a passion for working with women of all ages. I have experience with all kinds of clients, but I have found the most rewarding work to be with those experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, and/or those reconciling histories of trauma. My style is warm, non judgmental, client centered, and, most importantly, collaborative. My initial goal is to build a strong rapport and trust with you! Without a strong foundation to our therapeutic relationship, I don’t believe we can accomplish our treatment goals half as effectively. So, getting to know you, your experiences, and perspective is my top priority.
I have an eclectic approach when it comes to treatment modalities, which means I pull from all of my training and incorporate science-based therapies, like cognitive behavioral techniques, mindfulness strategies, examining attachment patterns, and so on and so forth. Basically, I tailor treatment and sessions to your unique set of concerns and goals, nothing cookie-cutter over here.
If you like the sound of this, please reach out and we can start a conversation. I applaud you for starting this journey towards change—it takes a lot of courage to make the first step, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed. I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Women's Issues
IL LCSW 149.021434
I love Maris! She is super easy to talk to and I always feel better after our sessions! I have never felt more comfortable with a therapist. I would recommend her to anyone struggling with anxiety or depression. Her unique and tailored approach to every session keeps me on my toes, and has helped me grow as a person and heal from past traumas.
Written on Feb 02, 2023 after therapy with Maris for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Maris has been wonderful to work with. She listens and provides suggestions and thoughts that help me process through issues. She is very easy to open up to.
Written on Dec 02, 2022 after therapy with Maris for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem