I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Illinois and therefore am able to currently work with clients within the state of Illinois - only. My experiences come from direct mental health and behavioral health counseling for adults aged 18 and older with a variety of presenting issues including Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, trauma, grief as well as coping with physical health concerns, chronic diseases and illness.
I approach the therapeutic relationship with sensitivity and respect for people of all cultures. I strive to the therapeutic relationship, and you, with compassion, respect, and warmth. I hope that after each session you have felt heard and understood. My clinical experiences include working in community agencies and private practice. I have worked in healthcare for 30 years with my beginning experience working in a hospital.
My therapy style and approach are person centered and strengths-based drawing influence from Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. I help clients design treatment goals specific to them as each person is unique and different approaches work for different people. I am a believer and follower of Jesus Christ. I use The Bible, Prayer, and books and articles written by Christians as reference material, to incorporate a client's Christian faith into therapy sessions.
Whether working towards gaining: insight into specific circumstances, symptom relief, improved function, it is my hope we can work collaboratively to achieve it. It takes a lot of strength to work towards finding a more fulfilling and happier life. If you are willing to take that step, it would be a privilege if you would allow me to walk beside you as you focus on achieving a sense of victory.
I will do my best to respond within 24 hours on my days of availability. Currently my hours of availability are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm and Wednesdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. I am not available on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays to respond to messages. **Please note I am fluent in English only. I do not speak any foreign languages."
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
Addictions , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Cancer , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Co-morbidity , Codependency , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Imago Relationship Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149018993
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Marla Voss. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Faithful Counseling might be different.
Marla helped me through one of the darkest times I’ve went through. She’s a great listener, considerate, and compassionate while sharing insights on how to handle tough circumstances. She was my first counselor and I couldn’t of had a better experience. I’m a lot better because of her. Thanks so much, Marla.
Spirit led, patient centered counseling.