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About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and therefore am able to currently work with clients within the state of Illinois - only. 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 within 24 hours on my days of availability. Currently my hours of availability are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Wednesdays from 9:00 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."


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #149018993 (Expires: 2023-11-30)


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.

Written by S.H. on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Marla for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Thank you for all you do!

Written by C.H. on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Marla for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, adhd, and intimacy-related issues

Marla Voss is an incredible person! I was matched with her because of numerous traumatic experiences during my CNA time in 2020, as well as an intent to get a good look at my flaws and good qualities so I could learn to grow as a person and be the best that I can be for a future partner. She was an incredibly kind listener, and also a firm challenger at just the right times. She gave me some homework, but tailored the therapy for my busy schedule. She prayed for me at the end of some sessions too, which was something I desperately needed as well. As someone who'd never had therapy and was quite scared about it, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was blown away by the healing I was able to find here.

I would absolutely 100% recommend her. I can say that I was immensely helped by her insight and will be living my life differently, striving to be free of the burdens of guilt and fear that I know now are not for me to bear anymore. :)

Written by T.I. on Dec 15, 2021 after therapy with Marla for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

She is very easygoing and listens to my issues first. Her approach makes me feels confortable and confident to continue to work with her. I already feel better after 3 sessions!

Written by K.E. on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Marla for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem

Marla, is great listener and very insightful. I feel full after our sessions