Marta Johnson, LCSW

Marta Johnson, LCSW

Professions: Clinical Social Work, Counseling, Mental Health Counseling
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - 149.016314
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 29252
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Office 1
500 N. Michigan Ave
Suite 1042
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Billing and Insurance

I am an in-network provider for:

  • Blue Choice Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Magellan Health Services

Fees: An initial 15 minute phone consultation is available free of charge.

Sliding scale fees vary based on income.

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My first priority in working with you as your therapist is to create an emotionally safe environment. I will approach you with openness and respect, listening intently to whatever it is you bring forward in each session. I practice therapy from an insight-oriented perspective while also integrating solution-focused interventions, always tailoring my approach to your specific needs.

As your therapist, I will walk alongside you with patience and authenticity, trusting you as the expert in your own life story. Each day presents new opportunity for taking steps towards a greater sense of well-being and more adaptive ways of being present in the world; it would be my privilege to work together with you in addressing whatever challenges you wish to bring forward in therapy.

Email or Call Marta Johnson, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 29252

What I Say to People Concerned about the Therapy Process

There are many reasons why a person may be hesitant to participate in therapy. Sometimes a person may feel shame surrounding the issues they wish to discuss with their therapist, or perhaps an individual may be fearful of feeling overwhelmed when confronting difficult emotions that have been buried beneath the surface for a long time.

Whatever your concerns may be, I can say a few things with confidence: It is normal to have some fears or hesitations prior to engaging in therapy, and it can be helpful to discuss these concerns with your therapist. Talking with your therapist about concerns either prior to commencing therapy or as concerns arise during the course of therapy can help alleviate feelings of discomfort. Such conversation can equip you with the information you need in order to make a good decision as to whether a therapist may be a good fit for you prior to moving forward in the therapeutic process, and continued dialogue about concerns as they arise can help to strengthen the alliance you have with your therapist through maintaining open communication.

As a therapist, I welcome any questions that my clients may have without judgment. No question is too big or too small.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

I like this analogy that I have heard in the past: If a person is experiencing symptoms of asthma or the flu, it's unlikely any other person would think (or dare to say out loud) that it is a sign of weakness for the afflicted person to seek the professional support of a medical provider in order to address the condition. So why should it be a sign of weakness to access support for social, emotional, specific mental health, or other concerns through the utilization of psychotherapy when such support may be beneficial?

We can each benefit from professional support in multiple areas of our lives, including in our efforts to learn new things and to keep ourselves healthy and safe. Having the courage to ask for what we need and to seek out support can be a signal that we are tapping into our inner resiliencies and actively forging a path towards change in our own lives; it is a sign of strength and an act of kindness towards ourselves.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Communication Problems
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Habits
  • Identity Issues
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Parenting
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Esteem
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Therapy

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