Marinna M. Marotta, MA, LCPC, CRADC

McHenry

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Personal Statement:

I believe we are all equipped with our own unique strengths. Individually we will face hardships in our daily lives where seeking an objective perspective is necessary. Therapy allows you to be unconditionally supported and empowered through a collaborative working relationship. In my own therapeutic approach, I will utilize my experience and training to assist you in exploring your strengths and weaknesses in an empathic environment that facilitates growth. My goal is to allow you to live authentically without barriers.

Who I Serve:

I specialize in working with adults impacted by substance use and mood disorders. My experience has allowed me to work with a diverse clientele, all of whom have struggled with various aspects of the human condition. I believe the facilitation of a judgment-free environment that allows for personal reflection creates the necessary catalyst for strengthening one’s self. My focus is to empower my clients to become their best and most authentic selves, allowing them to thrive in their own individual environment. I assist clients in sitting with the uncomfortable emotions, teaching them skills to utilize, and ultimately allow them to take back control of their lives.

Treatment Specialties:

  • Mood disorders
  • Substance use disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Relational issues
  • Low Self-worth
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Stress Managment
  • Self-Defeating Patterns

Theoretical Approach:

I specialize in treating adults who are typically struggling with one aspect of their life – whether it be in regards to relationships, finding a purpose in life, managing feelings of anxiety, sadness, or feeling unfulfilled, as well as those attempting to live a sober life. I will strive to empower, validate, and collaborate with you, as my client, in order to reach your therapeutic goals. We will embark on your therapeutic journey together as I meet you where you are at when you first enter the therapy room. Authentic communication and interaction are essential to the therapeutic relationship. Through a collaborative effort, we’ll explore thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are interfering with your ability to feel fulfilled. We will develop strategies that support your beliefs and values that will enable you to live the life you desire. I will integrate appropriate evidence-based interventions grounded in your unique needs. Some of the interventions I use range from cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness based interventions.

Education:

  • Master’s degree in Professional Counseling, La Salle University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

Experience:

My counseling experience began as an undergraduate student at Northern Michigan University where I volunteered at the Marquette General Hospital in the Intensive Addictions Unit while also student teaching Social Psychology and Psychological Statistics under my mentor Dr. Bradley Olson. While pursuing my Master’s degree at La Salle University, I was fortunate enough to work with the Department of Behavioral Health Intellectual Disabilities, advocating for community education and the use of Mental Health First Aid in Philadelphia neighborhoods. I went on to work at George W. Hill Correctional Facility, acting as an individual therapist, as well as running women’s and men’s group through the PREP Program, which allowed inmates to gain knowledge on the 12-Steps of recovery, and conducting anger management and sex offender programming. Upon completion of my degree, I worked at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Kenosha where I developed their Dual Diagnosis Adult Intensive Outpatient Program. Currently, I also provide individual therapy services to clients via my own private practice, All Encompassing Counseling, which was established in 2017 and is currently located in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. I am grateful to be able to help communities in both Wisconsin and Illinois.

Affiliations/Memberships:

  • Certified Reciprocal Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Counselor (CRADC)
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC)