Marysue Mastey

(LCPC, CADC)

About Me

Hello! Thanks for considering me for your counselor--I am honored. I have been a therapist/counselor for 29 years. I have worked with all kinds of people, with many different concerns and needs. I am Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I obtained my MA degree from DePaul University in Chicago. I have worked for several non-profits, and in private practice, in the Chicago area, and in Quincy, IL. I believe that the most importnt factor in counseling being helpful is the therapeutic relationship between the person seeking help and the counselor. You need to find someone you feel comfortable talking to, who respects you, who listens to what you are saying, who validates your feelings, and who provides support, encouragement, and hope that you can move forward in your recovery. You may be feeling "stuck" right now. I beliee that anyone can make positive changes. One way I can help you do this is to help you to set some short and long term gols that you want to work on. I often say to people "We can't change the past, but we can change what we do about it." This idea gives me hope that we can all move forward, and that even though change may be hard, we can do it, and it is worth our time and effort.
Over the years, I have worked with people with day-to-day stress, mood changes, mental health concerns, addiction issues for themselves or family members, and people undergoing some changes in their life situation. This can be due to illess/injury/disability, financial problems, career changes, relationship changes, and lifestyle changes. I have also worked for many years with people with brain injuries, both traumatic(TBI) and non-traumatic(aneurism, tumor, stroke, etc). Change can be difficult, even changes that others consider positive. I am an interactive therapist. I don't just provide "talk" therapy. I ask questions, give information, and provide feedback. I also provide resources through BetterHelp and the Internet. I want to get you motivated and excited about the future, your future, and to help you make it the best it can be!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes

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

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180-001787 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Reviews

Written by A.N. on Mar 31, 2020 after counseling with Marysue for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

So grateful to have Marysue to talk to. I so appreciate the confidentiality and support she provides. Always look forward to our next session. Thank you, Marysue.

Written by H.A. on Jan 21, 2020 after counseling with Marysue for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

In the span of 6 months Marysue have helped me change my life to the better. She is incredibly patient, attentive , and truly cares about her clients. She obviously holds great experience and clearly loves what she does. I would highly recommend Marysue to anyone looking for peace and moving forward.

Written by S.H. on Jan 20, 2020 after counseling with Marysue for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Marysue has been amazing. She’s helped me so much and has supported me with a lot of the decisions I’ve had to make recently. She’s helped me get back my confidence. She’s great!

Written by S.U. on Jan 02, 2020 after counseling with Marysue for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Marysue is great, she really listens and has given me a lot of insights that come from her many years of experience.

Written by S.A. on Nov 19, 2019 after counseling with Marysue for 4 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Very kind, caring counsellor with lots of experience across a wide range of issues. She’s really helped me through a low patch and onto higher ground. Thank you.

Written by R.A. on Nov 10, 2019 after counseling with Marysue for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and grief

Marysue is quite simply, the best listener and sounding board one could hope for!

Written by D.E. on Nov 07, 2019 after counseling with Marysue for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Marysue was a great counselor to work with. She took a lot of time to help explain why I felt the way I felt and also explain how I can work towards improving that. She never made me feel like I was a bad person or had done something wrong. She was very open to me and she made sure my needs were met my opinions heard and understood. I would suggest Marysue for counseling in a heartbeat!

Written by I.L. on Oct 11, 2019 after counseling with Marysue for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Marysue is so understanding and supportive. Her kind words are very help and she goes out of her way to make recommendations on fixing my situation. She is great at checking up and keeping in touch. Definitely recommend!

Written by C.I. on Aug 07, 2019 after counseling with Marysue for 2 months

I would highly recommend Marysue. She is a great listener and is very caring.

Written by A.L. on Jul 25, 2019 after counseling with Marysue for 1 month on issues concerning addictions, and relationship issues

Marysue has been a wonderful therapist and has helped me navigate a challenging time in life. I appreciate her years of experience that provides meaningful insight. She is super sharp, a great listener, extremely kind, and has a lighthearted sense of humor that always makes me feel better after hanging up. 20/10! Thank you Marysue!!

Written by L.A. on May 27, 2019 after counseling with Marysue for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Marysue is an incredible counselor. She’s patient, kind and understanding. She helped me turn around my life. Thank you!

Written by I.O. on Apr 24, 2019 after counseling with Marysue for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Great therapist. I'm happy so far and can see improvements. It's useful to have a therapist somewhere that listens to you and tries to provide you with the tools that aid your path - whatever you're doing.

Written by A.N. on Apr 22, 2019 after counseling with Marysue for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

For the brief time we have been engaged she has enabled me to feel better when I needed it most. I cannot thank her enough and I hope to have a long and productive association with Marysue.

Written by C.A. on Feb 01, 2019 after counseling with Marysue for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I have been working with Marysue for a small bit of time, she seems to understand what I need. She gives me attainable suggestions, and I really enjoy her personality. I really feel she wants to help and she gets back to me. I feel really listened too... Thank you

Written by R.A. on Jan 04, 2019 after counseling with Marysue for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

I've loved and enjoyed my experience with Marysue! She was caring, loving and most importantly fun to hang out with. Our calls always meant a lot to me, and helped me understand a lot more about myself then I did before coming here. Hopefully I'll be paired with her again, if I need counseling in the future.

Written by A.N. on Nov 27, 2018 after counseling with Marysue for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Marysue has been wonderful. She is kind, supportive, & extremely knowledgeable in her field. She provides an open & a safe environment, making it easy to discuss any issues you are having. She never rushes you, & truly wants to help you. I have really enjoyed my sessions, & plan to continue my treatment with her as long as needed.