Marissa Harris


About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker in Illinois with specialization in addictions (substance use and sexual disorders), trauma and emotional conditions, LGBTQ concerns, depression, anxiety, relationship and parenting concerns, vocational challenges, legal issues, and serious mental health illnesses. Since I started in the field in 1998, I have always known I would be a counselor. Growing up, it came naturally to me to be compassionate, empathetic, and to listen with a non-judgmental stance. Over the past 20 years, I have helped hundreds of individuals improve their lifestyles through my work and passion for helping.

What I love the most about working as a therapist is being apart of those quantum change insights; the ones that involve a shift in perception and the realization of a new life. It can be as simple as looking at ones self in a positive light, realizing they are capable of change. Recovery is about self-discovery, rediscovering the parts that you believe have become disconnected or lost. Authentic recovery allows you to achieve peace and satisfaction with your life. This starts with positive connections.

I am here to guide you in the path of healing the root cause of your stress. With positive and loving connection, I will honor your path towards fulfillment.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #149020406 (Expires: 2019-11-30)


Written by L.E. on Jan 20, 2019 after counseling with Marissa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Marissa has been a wonderful counselor. I've been going through a lot of transitions with my relationship, my childhood traumas, and running my business and she's helped me to come up with ways to deal with all of those issues. I feel grateful for her expertise. She has the greatest disposition as well. So friendly and understanding and she reminds me of the good traits that I often neglect to see. I am very grateful that I've been paired with her. She's the best!