Marcos  Erazo
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Marcos Erazo

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Licensed Social Worker, LSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Illinois Accepting Online
Palos Heights Not Accepting In-person

I have immediate availability for appointments, including evenings and weekends. We offer convenient online scheduling on our website.

Updated August 18, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Depression
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Life transitions
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Marcos Erazo is a Licensed Social Worker committed to providing affirming and inclusive care that embraces and celebrates the individuality of each person he meets. He has worked with individuals, families, and groups for over 13 years. Marcos is passionate about working with diverse populations. He works with people struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transition, grief, and the LGBTQIA+ community.

Many of Marcos's clients are part of the BIPOC community. As a bilingual therapist, he can offer a variety of therapeutic approaches across many communities. HIs expertise extends to helping teens, young adults, adults, and families who have experienced trauma, mental health challenges, and legal or socioeconomic issues among other concerns.

Marcos's therapeutic approach is rooted in mindfulness and human rights. Marcos integrate several therapeutic approaches. He works from a systemic, collaborative, strength-based approach that is mindful of cultural, ethnic, and economic concerns.

Marcos is committed to maintaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive practice, which serves as a safe harbor for people who identify as Latino, BIPOC, LGBTQIA, and people from all walks of life. They offers the flexibility of remote therapy sessions, and welcomes new clients to their online practice.


Message to clients

Being a therapist is more than just a job to me; helping others is a core part of my identity. I enjoy connecting with people and providing them with support.

During my teenage years, I became aware of the stigma surrounding mental health in minority communities. Witnessing individuals within these communities’ struggle with mental health issues left a deep impact on me. However, I felt ill-equipped to assist in the healing process effectively due to a lack of knowledge. This realization ignited my determination to expand my understanding and discover the most effective methods to help others achieve emotional well-being and develop strong coping skills for life's challenges.

My goal as a therapist is to empower my clients, helping them build a safe and balanced environment where they can process and embrace their needs. I follow a collaborative and strength-based approach, considering cultural, ethnic, and economic factors. It brings me great joy to assist people through their personal challenges and provide a space for them to release emotional burdens. I'm truly passionate about empowering them to achieve a healthier state of mind. By encouraging new mindsets, I support my clients in finding new ways to thrive in both their professional and personal lives.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $175

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Illinois)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 5pm-8pm
  • Tue 5pm-8pm
  • Wed 5pm-8pm
  • Thu 5pm-8pm
  • Fri 4pm-9pm
  • Sat 9am-3pm
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Palos Heights practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 14 years


DePaul University, MSW, 2010


Licensure

Illinois: 150.111024


Languages

English

Spanish