Marissa  Gray

Marissa Gray


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Illinois Accepting Online
Glenview Accepting In-person
Updated June 19, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Family issues
  • Parenting
  • Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem

Professional statement

Marissa Gray is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois, working with women in Chicago and the surrounding Chicagoland suburbs.

With over 15 years of experience, Marissa specializes in anxiety and stress, relationships and boundaries, perinatal mental health, and values-based decision-making. Her approach is strengths-based, compassionate, challenging when needed, and validating. She utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Narrative Therapy, and has specific training in Perinatal Mental Health.

Marissa's background as a school social worker, social justice advocate, preschool director, clinical director, and clinical supervisor are all part of who she is as a therapist, bringing with her an understanding about the value of feeling heard, seen, and supported.

Marissa provides all individual therapy sessions via Telehealth. Although many of Marissa's clients live in Chicago or the surrounding Chicagoland suburbs, she is licensed in Illinois and is able to work with clients across the state.

Message to clients

Sometimes, life feels too stressful. You might struggle to say no or set healthy boundaries, or perhaps you are overwhelmed with how to cope with anxiety. You might feel stuck in how to make authentic decisions, or maybe you are feeling anxious or depressed by pregnancy, postpartum, or parenthood. Being able to prioritize one hour of your week to your emotional well-being is an incredible step toward coping, healing, and self-compassion. Therapy is an investment in yourself. Together, we can understand not only what is contributing to your stress, but how to make changes, choices and decisions for a more fulfilling life.


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

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Parenting - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Pregnancy, perinatal, postpartum mental health - Addressing issues specific to women and families during the pregnancy and postpartum period, including postpartum depression and anxiety

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

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


  • Adults (24+)


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

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $170 (50min)

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
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Every other week


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 9am-3pm
  • Wed 9am-3pm
  • Thu 9am-3pm
  • Fri 9am-3pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Glenview practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 9am-3pm
  • Wed 9am-3pm
  • Thu 9am-3pm
  • Fri 9am-3pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years

Empowered Therapy, Clinical Director | Therapist | Supervisor, 2019 - 2023
JCYS Wicker Park Preschool, Center Director, 2016 - 2019
LEARN Charter School, School Social Worker, 2014 - 2016
America SCORES Chicago, Community Resource Manager, 2008 - 2012

University of Chicago, Masters in Social Work, 2014
Miami University, Bachelors in Early Childhood Education, 2008


Illinois: 149019189