Marla Vannucci (she/her)

Accepting Clients

Specialties in trauma, relationship issues, life transitions, and parenting. PSYPACT credentialed. Offering telehealth only currently.

Clinical Psychologist in Chicago, IL

  • Individual
  • Couples

About My Clients

My ideal client is looking for a warm, supportive relationship through which they can make positive changes in their lives and heal beyond emotional, physical, and interpersonal trauma. I work at my client's pace and adapt my style to each individual's needs. My clients may not feel belonging or connection and may be seeking a greater sense of community and acceptance in their lives. Often my clients explore oppressive external and internal narratives that can influence and shape all of us.

My Background and Approach

I tend to bring an integrative approach to my work, incorporating relational, cognitive, and family systems approaches. I have worked in university counseling centers, community mental health, residential and inpatient facilities, hospital/primary care settings, and private practice, and my specialties include trauma, couples therapy, maternal mental health, life transitions, relationship issues, parenting, and veterans' issues. I have been featured discussing topics like parenting and trauma on NPR and Mom Talk Radio, and in publications, such as The Economist. I enjoy training and supervising other clinicians and oversee a group of 6 therapists. I am a Licensed Psychologist (IL and MD) and an Adjunct Professor at Adler University in Chicago. I earned my MA and PhD in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University and my BA in psychology from New York University. I am also a musician who uses kids' indie music to promote healthy emotional expression in families.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I have spent the last 13 years teaching at an institution (Adler University) that puts social justice and social responsibility at the forefront of being an effective therapist. Embracing my role as an advocate for my clients has changed my work significantly. I encourage my clients to uncover and explore harmful societal narratives that negatively impact their daily lives, and I incorporate a systems approach that recognizes the far and deep reach of systemic and structural barriers to personal growth and actualization, particularly related to race, sexual orientation, and identity.

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
I offer online counseling in the following states:

At A Glance

  • Experience: 23 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $175 - 225/session


773-412-0872 Email Marla
25 East Washington
Suite 1002
Chicago, IL 60602

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