Hello! Thanks for considering me for your counselor--I am honored. I have been a therapist/counselor for over 30 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 important 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 believe 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 goals 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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Coping with life changes
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Communication Problems , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family Problems , Multicultural Concerns , Posttraumatic Stress , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Traumatic Brain Injury , Visually Impaired , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCPC #180-001787 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
Marysue Mastey has been a great help to me. Initially, I came to talk about relationship problems, but this expanded to my full identity and refocusing on myself. She has been a great help through this process.
I have really enjoyed working with the lovely Marysue on some panic disorder and intimacy based issues for the last two months. She is clear, kind and always in good spirits. She has much knowledge to impart and share and I am so grateful for her kind ear and helpful words.
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.
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.
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!
Marysue is great, she really listens and has given me a lot of insights that come from her many years of experience.
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.
Marysue is quite simply, the best listener and sounding board one could hope for!
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!
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!
I would highly recommend Marysue. She is a great listener and is very caring.
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!!
Marysue is an incredible counselor. She’s patient, kind and understanding. She helped me turn around my life. Thank you!
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.
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
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.
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.