Susie Marcus, Therapist in Indiana — Zencare
Susie  Marcus

Susie Marcus

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Indiana Accepting Online
Updated June 22, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic illness
  • Depression
  • Women's issues
  • Mind-body connection
  • Self-care

Professional statement

Susie Marcus is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker located in Munster, IN. Susie’s clients come to therapy because they feel unable to manage their own emotions. They have panic attacks, engage in negative self-talk, or can’t sleep at night because of harmful ruminations. Many of Susie’s clients also have low self-esteem, which can result in not feeling worthy of promotion, love, or enjoyment of nice things. Susie helps clients through relationship issues, including excessive fighting, difficulties communicating needs, and overcoming roadblocks to growth. Susie’s specialty is working with cancer patients and survivors.



Susie’s approach to therapy stems from mindfulness-based therapy practices and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She teaches clients how to ground themselves in their physical sensations and simply notice what’s happening internally. This is a way of giving their minds a break from their anxieties, fears, or discomforts. She also teaches clients how to identify and do away with cognitive distortions that lead to a lower self-image or lower self-worth. She takes an eclectic, psychodynamic approach, tailoring each session to the client’s needs and building strong rapport with each person with whom she works.



Susie earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Loyola University Chicago. She has over 30 years of experience helping individuals, families, and couples with their mental health. She is passionate about supporting those going through medical crises, including cancer, as they process through the major life transitions that come with illness.


Specialties

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

Chronic illness - Receiving a diagnosis; adjusting to lifestyle and medication changes; coping with related changes in mood, emotions, and relationships; managing symptoms and stress

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

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Mind-body connection - Practicing mindfulness to draw together how the body feels physically and how the mind feels mentally; healing both physically and mentally

Self-care - Learning what effective self-care looks like and incorporating these strategies into daily life; developing an awareness of wellbeing to identify when one needs to practice self-care




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $150

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Indiana)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am - 7pm
  • Tue 10am - 6pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri 10am - 6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 32 years

Self Employed/Private Practice , Clinical Social Worker , 2012 - Present

Loyola University Chicago , Masters Social Work, 1989
Indiana University Bloomington , BA Psychology , 1987


Licensure

Indiana: 34006426A


Languages

English