Marielle Mershart, LCSW

By seeking help, one embraces hope and is on the path toward health.


I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 12 years of experience in private practice in Chicago, Illinois. My clinical training, obtained at Loyola University Chicago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital & Jewish Child and Family Services, is rooted in proven practice techniques, such as Psychoanalytic, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Relational, Systemic, Attachment-focused psychotherapy. This background combined with over 15 years of practical experience working in Chicago social service agencies, hospitals and clinics, allows me to tailor our work together to best serve you.

I provide therapeutic services to individuals--adults, children and adolescents, as well as couples & families seeking psychotherapy for a range of issues such as:

  • depression arising from experiences such as abuse & trauma, family history, prolonged bereavement, pregnancy, job stress, social isolation, identity confusion, divorce & separation, relationship conflict & loss
  • anxiety, excessive worry & fears, distress, avoidance, panic, intrusive thoughts, hypervigilance 
  • life transitions, parenting & educational concerns, family dysfunction, job loss, marital conflict, divorce, separation & relationship distress