Marisa DiBennardi (she/her)


I am a pre-licensed clinician with a background in psychology, biology, and neurodiversity, ready to join clients on their journeys.

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Palatine, IL
Supervised by Dr. Liana Gerdov, PsyD, LCPC

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Child
  • Adolescent/Teen
  • Group

About My Clients

If you find yourself struggling with trauma, anxiety, or personal identity on a grand scale, or stress and worry on a day to day basis, I am here to help you find your strength, define your meaning, and overcome your obstacles. This counseling relationship is an experienced, safe space for individuals with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and all cultural backgrounds. This is also a welcoming space for couples and children/adolescents.

My Background and Approach

I am a graduate level clinician with a BA in psychology. I am supervised by a licensed clinician, but am able to maintain independent counseling relationships with my clients. By utilizing evidence-based practices in conjunction with mindfulness and holistic care, my professional goal is to help each client realize, define, and achieve their goals of healing and growth. I firmly believe that everybody is unique, and exploring clients' strengths, wants, and needs can lead to significant, meaningful change. I also have education and experience working with neurodiverse adults and children, and constantly strive to make my counseling practice one that is accessible and welcoming to all.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • ComPsych
  • Optum
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • United Healthcare

At A Glance

  • Experience: 3 years of practice
  • Languages: English, Sign Language


7735927227 Email Marisa
1292 West Northwest Highway
Palatine, IL 60067

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