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Stuart Marcus, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

I am licensed in Florida and Illinois with 35 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress, anxiety, relationships, family conflicts, trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

Professional experience

35yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Trichotillomania, Visually Impaired, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

IL LCSW 149002046



These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Stuart Marcus. 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 on Jan 15, 2024 after therapy with Stuart for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and coaching

I have recommended him to several friends.

Written on Jan 10, 2024 after therapy with Stuart for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

I can't express enough how much Stu has positively impacted my life during the past 9 months. From the moment I started speaking with him on BetterHelp, I knew I had found someone special. Stu has not only become an essential part of my support system but has also become an integral part of my family.

Before I began therapy with Stu, I felt like I was trapped in a deep hole, constantly being pounded by relentless waves that left me gasping for air. My emotional state was fragile, and I struggled to take care of myself, let alone the people around me. Negative energy seemed to surround me, and I found it challenging to see a way out.

However, since I started talking to Stu, a profound shift has occurred. It's as though a natural transformation has taken place within me. I no longer feel the need to force myself to feel better or focus solely on the positive. Instead, my body and mind have gradually realigned themselves towards a more positive and constructive outlook.

It's essential to note that my life hasn't become problem-free; rather, I've learned how to effectively deal with challenges. Stu's guidance and support have been instrumental in helping me develop coping strategies and gain a deeper understanding of myself. With Stu's help, I've grown stronger and more resilient, equipped to handle life's obstacles with confidence.

Stu's sessions have always been a source of upliftment and encouragement. He genuinely cares about my well-being and consistently demonstrates unwavering support. During our sessions, I feel heard, understood, and validated, creating a safe space for me to explore my thoughts and emotions.

In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend Stu as a therapist on BetterHelp. His dedication, compassion, and ability to inspire positive change are unparalleled. Thanks to him, I've experienced a remarkable transformation in my life, and I am genuinely grateful for the support he has provided me throughout my journey. If you are seeking a therapist who can guide you towards personal growth and self-discovery, Stu is the perfect choice. Trust me; you won't regret it.

Written on Jul 31, 2023 after therapy with Stuart for 9 months

Dr Stu is great. He’s patient, knowledgeable and down to earth. He’s very respectful and listens without judgment. His 40 years of experience are helpful as he can draw on experiences with other clients to create relevant advice. I look forward to talking to Stu on anything from relationships, to work life balance and even corporate job pressures. Stu is the man.

Written on Jul 20, 2023 after therapy with Stuart for 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and coaching

Very attentive, super friendly and easy to get along with. Gets your barriers down so you can really open and be perceptive to what he's telling you and really helps with your mental health journey!

Written on Mar 10, 2023 after therapy with Stuart for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

We have hit it off right away and are headed in a great direction!

Written on Nov 17, 2022 after therapy with Stuart for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management