Margaret  Marion
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Margaret Marion


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

Current Openings are Limited to Thursday afternoons and evenings, and Friday mornings and afternoons.

Updated December 30, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

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

Professional statement

Margaret Marion is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She supports young people in developing awareness and insight into the patterns and factors that perpetuate their challenges, and she teaches the fundamental skills to address these challenges. 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 DBT/CBT skills building, motivational interviewing, mind-body awareness, and strengths-based storytelling. A single session might look like challenging negative "colonizing" thoughts, cultivating presence through a live mindfulness activity, or energizing their creative, vision-building, emotional processing center with poetry, storytelling or music. Clients might also complete a skills, values, and motivation-based exercise to address any addictive behavior 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

What does "happy" really look like to you? The world is full of expectations about what who you should be, and how you should go about finding happiness. Many experiences of depression, anxiety, and chronic stress are related to our efforts to carry out dominant, oppressive narratives and to participate in the very structures responsible for our continued challenges and traumas.

As a narrative therapist, I will support you in unplugging from harmful 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

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

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • As needed


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 Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed 3pm - 7pm
  • Thu 10am - 7pm
  • Fri 10am -6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 9 years

University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration, MSW, 2013


Illinois: 149.017.666

Illinois: 39605