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Marie T. Stein, LCSW

Marie T. Stein works with adults of all ages who desire to make positive changes and move forward productively in their lives. Marie treats cognitive and mood challenges using a variety of cognitive rehabilitation and psychotherapy techniques. She believes that understanding clients’ motivations and desires is important to helping them draw roadmaps in order to get where they want to go. Within a supportive and non-judgmental therapeutic relationship, Marie challenges clients to explore how thoughts and feelings can limit what they believe is possible. She draws on a broad toolbox of evidence-based interventions including grief therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and client-centered therapy. Marie believes that we all have challenges, and it is only in recognizing them, facing them, and in some cases redefining them that we can move forward into choice-making and action.

 

After a long career in Human Resources, Marie made the decision to switch her career focus. She obtained her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Loyola University Chicago where she received a Kott Scholarship to work in Case Management and Adult Protective Services. Marie has a specialty in Gerontology but has worked with children dealing with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and adults with developmental disabilities. Her recent experience includes working with families and those living with dementia, brain injury, and stroke in various settings, including residential facilities. Her work has allowed her to build a unique understanding of how difficulties with our brains and our thinking can affect our daily lives. Marie is and has been a member of advocacy groups and several non-profit boards of directors and is active in community efforts with marginalized populations.