Last edited 09/30/2021

Marcia O'Donnell LCSW

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Headshot of Marcia O'Donnell Licensed Clinical Social Worker


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Were there lessons in your professional or academic career that left an impression on you, and how has that informed your work today?

Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that makes the difference - Winston Churchill This quote captures the life lessons I learned in my professional and student experiences that I also saw reflected in the stories of my clients. The most resilient and successful people are such, not because of noted accomplishments, but because they choose to continue forward, one step at a time, on this amazing journey of life.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I approach treatment with you as I would want someone else to approach me: with kindness, compassion, and skill. We will work in collaboration in a nonjudgmental and positive environment.

What does a first session with you look like?

During our first session together, we will explore your personal history, treatment goals, and immediate concerns. You will leave knowing where we will be heading and armed with some coping strategies to start your healing process right away.




Relationship Issues


General Expertise


Aging related concerns

Attachment issues

Bipolar disorder

Caregiver stress & support

Chronic pain

Drug addiction & abuse

Mood disorders


First Session$145
Individual Therapy$130
Marriage & Couples Counseling$200
Group Therapy$200

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Group Therapy



Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Attachment-Based Therapy

Psychodynamic Therapy


  • Illinois, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 149009081


MSW, Social Work, Jane Addams, University of Illinois at Chicago

BA, History, University of Illinois at Chicago

Work History

I am an LCSW, psychotherapist, and professor. I earned a Masters degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago and completed advanced clinical training at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. I primarily work with college students and adults experiencing life transitions, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, breast cancer, and trauma. I have worked with institutions such as Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, Illinois State University, The Cancer Center of Normal Illinois, and in private practice. My passion is helping people find themselves even in the midst of life's most difficult challenges.

Frequently Asked Questions About Marcia O'Donnell, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Marcia O'Donnell, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Marcia O'Donnell accepting new clients?

Yes, Marcia O'Donnell is accepting new clients.

Does Marcia O'Donnell accept insurance?

No, Marcia O'Donnell does not accept insurance.

What types of therapy does Marcia O'Donnell offer?

Marcia O'Donnell offers therapy for couples, groups and individuals.

Does Marcia O'Donnell offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Illinois can book Marcia O'Donnell for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Marcia O'Donnell offer online therapy?

Yes, Marcia O'Donnell offers online therapy to people in Illinois.

How quickly can I see Marcia O'Donnell?

Marcia O'Donnell typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Marcia O'Donnell speak?

Marcia O'Donnell conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Marcia O'Donnell online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Marcia O'Donnell online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.

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