Mary Cottrell


About Me

Hello There! I am Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois, I have worked in crisis intervention for the past 4 years which includes working hospital settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of crises including, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, OCD, PTSD, post-partum depression, and life challenges.

My counseling style is open, and interactive, I believe that not everyone falls under one certain labels and I treat everyone with respect, and compassion. Of course I will tailor our treatment plan and discussions to meet your uniquely specific needs, but approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic, and solution focused therapy.

Its a very empowering and rewarding moment that you want to take in order to live a more health life, and I am ready to support and empower you.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCSW #149.022998 (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Written by R.I. on Apr 07, 2021 after counseling with Mary for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

Mary is extremely thoughtful and compassionate. She is very responsive to troubles and questions brought to her attention, while also offering examples and exercises to work on getting you to search and work through your problems in a relevant way. I really like working with her.