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Marla Voss, LCSW, LISW

Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and in Wisconsin and a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Iowa. I am currently accepting clients to work with in both of those states. My experiences come from direct mental health and behavioral health counseling for adults aged 18 and older with a variety of presenting issues including Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, trauma, grief as well as coping with physical health concerns, chronic diseases and illness.

I approach the therapeutic relationship with sensitivity and respect for people of all cultures. I strive to the therapeutic relationship, and you, with compassion, respect, and warmth. I hope that after each session you have felt heard and understood. My clinical experiences include working in community agencies and private practice. I have worked in healthcare for 30 years with my beginning experience working in a hospital.

My therapy style and approach are person centered and strengths-based drawing influence from Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. I help clients design treatment goals specific to them as each person is unique and different approaches work for different people. Whether working towards gaining insight into specific circumstances, symptom relief, improved function, it is my hope we can work collaboratively to achieve it. It takes a lot of strength to work towards finding a more fulfilling and happier life. If you are willing to take that step, it would be a privilege if you would allow me to walk beside you.

I will do my best to respond to messages within 24 hours on my days of availability. Currently my hours of availability are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Wednesdays from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm. I am not available on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays for appointments or to respond to messages. **Please note I am fluent in English only. I do not speak any foreign languages."

Professional experience

14yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Grief Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Cancer, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication problems, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Social anxiety and phobia, Women's issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

IL LCSW 149018993

WI LCSW 11433-123

IA LISW 007372


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

She is great!

Written on Oct 19, 2023 after therapy with Marla for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

She’s a professional therapist and knows how to process what you tell her and provide a realistic and knowledgeable response

Written on Sep 25, 2023 after therapy with Marla for 1 year and 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, and adhd

Marla used wisdom, compassion, and expertise during our counseling sessions. She used a holistic approach and helped to challenge me in ways that lead me to critical thinking and reflecting on my behaviors and habits. I recommend Marla to anyone!

Written on Sep 13, 2023 after therapy with Marla for 3 weeks

Marla has a calm and comforting demeanor, she is also quick and very insightful. She’s able to put things in a concise way so that the insight stays with you.

Written on Jul 03, 2023 after therapy with Marla for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Marla helped me through one of the darkest times I’ve went through. She’s a great listener, considerate, and compassionate while sharing insights on how to handle tough circumstances. She was my first counselor and I couldn’t of had a better experience. I’m a lot better because of her. Thanks so much, Marla.

Written on May 11, 2023 after therapy with Marla for 5 months

Marla is compassionate yet professional. She's definitely helped me through the loss of a loved one, and I am forever grateful to her for that.

Written on Apr 10, 2023 after therapy with Marla for 4 months on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes