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MARC PECHTER, LCSW

Ages 4 and up.

I am an experienced and compassionate therapist who believes in providing a safe and consistent relationship to explore feelings and develop coping strategies.  I embrace an empathic, supportive, and direct approach to treatment.  With experience and training in several modalities of therapy, I provide a safe environment that is designed to help meet clients where they are on their journey and build on their strengths.  I work with clients towards developing more empowering coping and communication strategies both individually and within relationships.  I believe that therapy is a unique partnership that focuses on your goals.  My ability to engage individuals in the change process through talk, art, and play therapies contribute to working out long-term solutions.  

I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families.  Some common issues that I regularly help with are Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorders, Depression, Coping with Divorce, Grief and Loss, Anger Management, Trauma, Anxiety, and Family Conflict.  I use several empirically-based treatment modalities, including Psychodynamic Therapy, Play Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy to best meet the needs of each client.  I often work with children and adolescents who are experiencing stress related to school, grief issues, coping with divorce, and anger issues.  I also strongly believe in working with families collaboratively to cultivate change and growth.

In my free time, I enjoy running, traveling, movies, and spending time with my family and friends.

I graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. After graduation, I worked at Allendale Association, a residential behavioral treatment center.  I provided therapeutic services for children and adolescents with severe emotional and behavioral issues.  During this time, I also had the role of an individual therapist for residents on the unit.

While working at Allendale Association, I pursued a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago (Jane Addams College of Social Work) with a concentration in Mental Health.  During graduate school, I completed internships at a child welfare agency and the University of Illinois Medical Center working in both inpatient and outpatient units.

After graduating from Jane Addams, I began working at Lutheran Child and Family Services as a Child Welfare Therapist.  I provided individual and family therapy to both foster care and adoptive clients within a child welfare setting.  The treatment focus with this population often centered around attachment, trauma, grief, separation, and loss issues.  During this time, I also co-created and developed curriculum for parenting classes that helped parents gain a better understanding of development, attachment and trauma issues. 

After working as a clinician for over six years at Lutheran Child and Family Services, I began working at a community mental health agency as a clinician.  I provided individual and family therapy to children, adolescents and adults experiencing a wide variety of challenges.  I co-facilitated a B.O.Y.S. (Building On Your Strengths) group that helped clients on the Autism Spectrum develop social skills, peer interactions, and anger management skills.  I also co-facilitated a therapeutic summer camp program for children ages 8-12 which helped them develop problem-solving skills, social skills and peer interactions.

I received my License in Social Work in 2001 and became clinically licensed (LCSW) in 2003.  I have participated in numerous trainings and professional development workshops related to trauma, divorce, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, grief and loss, Mood Disorders, and anger management.  I have been a member in good standing of the National Association of Social Workers since 2000.   

I joined Glenview Counseling Group in October 2014.  I have enjoyed offering comprehensive services to clients of all ages with a focus on ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, anger issues, depression, divorce, and family conflict.