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Marianne Ogbonnaya

Marianne Ogbonnaya


3 years of experience

Hi, I’m Marianne Ogbonnaya. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Illinois. I have been practicing for over 4 years. I specialize in self-esteem issues and will work with you to increase your confidence and sense of well-being. I work with a variety of individuals and provide culturally affirming counselling to BIPOC, with a focus on first-generation and immigrants

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session we will get to know each other to make sure it is a good fit. We will talk about what brought you into counseling. We will delve into identifying what goals and challenges you are facing in your day to day life. Each session we will focus on utilizing your strengths and building skills to implement.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My experiences as a counselor are very diverse. Self esteem and racial identity are my main focuses. I support individuals to be empowered to truly enthusiastically and unapologetically be themselves. I am a sex-positive, LGBTQIA+, polyamorous, and kink-friendly therapist.

About Marianne Ogbonnaya

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My treatment methods

Acceptance and commitment (ACT)

I have been using ACT in my practice for 4 years. Clients learn to stop avoiding, their inner emotions and accept their emotions and feelings are appropriate responses to certain situations that should not prevent them from moving forward in their lives. Clients use these techniques to learn how to accept situations or emotions and choose an action to commit to.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I’ve been using CBT in my practice for 4 years. Clients utilize the techniques that help them challenge reoccurring thoughts and manage their anxiety. CBT will help us identify patterns of thought that lead to behaviors and allow us to formulate a plan for change.

Mindfulness-Based Therapy

Clients used mindful techniques to decrease anxiety and depression. The techniques from this are meditations, breathing exercises, and grounding.