Margaret  Marion

Margaret Marion

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, CADC Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW

Accepting new clients for daytime, afternoon, & evening appointments in Remote therapy (IL) practice (updated July 20, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Young adult mental health
  • Adolescent mental health
  • Trauma
  • Self-esteem
  • Substance abuse
  • Life transitions
  • Group therapy

Professional statement

Margaret Marion is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Licensed Clinical Social Worker who sees clients across the state of Illinois remotely. She works well with young adults and young professionals who are simultaneously healing from experiences of trauma and seeking to build towards a better future.

Margaret's clients often have intersectional, marginalized identities, and actively combat chronic stress, depression, and anxiety, poor self-esteem, physical and emotional trauma, tragic loss, conflicted family relationships, problematic substance use and usually, self sabotaging behavior. Therapy helps to identify moments of triumph over these issues, practice healthy survival skills, and rebuild a narrative that liberates and leads to a more preferred lifestyle.

Sessions with Margaret involve motivational interviewing, mind-body awareness, and strengths-based storytelling. In session, one might expect to practice skills according to their immediate hopes for therapeutic engagement. This might look like challenging negative "colonizing" thoughts, cultivating presence through a live mindfulness activity, or energizing their creative, vision-building center with an in-session poetry or storytelling prompt. Clients might also engage in role play in response to an immediate concern, or complete a motivational exercise in regards to any behavior or habit they're seeking to change.

Margaret holds a Master’s in Social Service Administration from the University of Chicago, and offers sessions in both English and Spanish. She looks forward to meeting you.

Message to clients

The world is full of expectations about who you should be - but what would it be like to live the life you truly desire? Many experiences of depression, anxiety, and chronic stress are related to our efforts to carry out everyone else's stories about who we are and what we are supposed to be doing with our lives. As a narrative therapist, I will support you in detaching from negative thought patterns and behaviors, and reconnecting with the values, strengths, and communities that better support your highest sense of authenticity and wellbeing.


Young adult 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

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional dysregulation

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

Self-esteem - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Substance abuse - Reducing and preventing the negative impact of drug and alcohol use and addictions on physical, emotional, and relational health

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

Group therapy - Healing, processing, and skill-building in a supportive small group environment


  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $85 - $150
  • Initial session: $180 (60min)

Therapist's note

Margaret can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Remote therapy (IL) practice


  • Mon 1:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tue 1:00pm-7:00pm
  • Wed 1:00pm-7:00pm
  • Thu 1:00pm-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, MSW, BA, 2012 - 2013




Therapy Groups

Margaret  Marion
Uwepo: Weekly Practice in Building Presence

This free, 40 minute weekly group aims to help people of color heal and practice resistance against racist structures through the use mindfulness skills, such as deep breathing, imagery, body scans, and focus games.