Barbara Allegra Magrisso
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd, RPT
I believe the therapeutic process begins in the development of a safe and trusting relationship between the therapist and the client. I will follow your pace as you determine your goals and needs in therapy. I will listen with attention as you express the challenges and conflicts you face in your life. I will support and guide you in exploring the complexities of your feelings, and in discovering what is most meaningful in your life. This is true when I work with adults, children or couples.
With adults I specialize in helping clients find their own voice, gaining insights and heal hurtful and conflictual relationships. With children from 3 years old to 14 years I specialize in the use of play therapy, sand tray work as means of self expression and awareness.
My professional history includes working as a teacher, a school social worker. This work informs my understanding of the social emotional lives of children and the challenges facing families. I have practiced meditation for over forty years which strengthens my own self-awareness and my compassion for others.
- License No. and State: 149006504 Illinois
- Avg Cost (per session): $120 - $140
- Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check
Accepted Insurance Plans
- Blue Cross
- BlueCross and BlueShield
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.
- Degree: Bank Street College of Education / M.Ed.
- Year graduated: 1982
- Certificate: Association for Play Therapy / Registered Play Therapist
- Certificate Date: 1995
- Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
- Children (6 to 10)
- Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
Types of Therapy
- Culturally Sensitive
- Emotionally Focused
- Family / Marital
- Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
- Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
- Play Therapy
- Sand Play