Margaret  Marion

Margaret Marion


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, CADC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Illinois Accepting Online
Updated January 10, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Substance abuse
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Group therapy

Professional statement

Margaret Marion is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Trained in Narrative Therapy, EMDR Therapy, and DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy).

She works primarily with adults and young professionals who are simultaneously healing from experiences of trauma and seeking to build towards a better future.

Margaret's clients often experience chronic stress, depression, anxiety, poor self-esteem, physical and emotional trauma, tragic loss, conflicted family relationships, problematic substance use and usually, self-sabotaging behavior. She supports young people in developing awareness and insight into the personal and social patterns that contribute to their mental health. Margaret teaches the fundamental skills that promote wellness.

Sessions with Margaret involve skills building, motivational interviewing, mind-body-spirit awareness, and expressive activities. A single session might look like learning skills to address overthinking or mood swings, cultivating presence through guided mindfulness activities, or energizing their creative, emotional processing center through poetry, storytelling or music. We work together to identify the problems, and we focus our energies on building long-lasting solutions.

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

I pledge to support you in unplugging from harmful patterns and reconnecting with the values and communities that support your highest sense and wellbeing.

As a liberation-focused therapist, I invite you to do this work with me:

Let's talk about everyday struggles, la vida cotidiana: going to school, going to work, providing for our families, making them proud, feeling secure in our bodies, feeling safe when we leave the house,

Let's talk about making money, making poetry, making music, and making love—all of these with whoever and however

Let's create and practice life-affirming rituals in our barrios, at the lake, on the road, and wherever we feel at home.

Let's focus on relationship building and reconnecting with places and people that affirm our preferred values and lifestyles.

Let's practice checking ourselves and taking accountability.

Let's have a group conversation, even if it’s just the two of us in the room. In our therapy session, we call in loved ones, ancestors, the deported, the displaced, the detained, the earth, animals, plants, nonhuman relatives, and higher powers.

Let us talk in simple words, in multiple languages. Let’s curse.

Let's listen to our bodies and our emotions as valuable sources of intelligence and knowledge.

Let's remember and reclaim the stories that were purposefully erased and forcibly forgotten.

Let's together resist our recruitment into oppressive, dominant stories about who we are, who we should be, and what we are supposed to be doing with our lives.

Let's do something about the things we do not accept.


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

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

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

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

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


  • Aetna
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
  • Cigna
  • Optum
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

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 9am - 12pm
  • Tue 9am - 12pm, and 5pm-8pm
  • Wed 12pm - 5pm
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 11 years

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


Illinois: 149.017.666