Barbara Allegra Magrisso, LCSW, MEd, RPT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Evanston
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.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Barbara Allegra Magrisso now - (847) 866-6515


  • 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.

Additional Credentials

  • Degree: Bank Street College of Education / M.Ed.
  • Year graduated: 1982
  • Certificate: Association for Play Therapy / Registered Play Therapist
  • Certificate Date: 1995

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sand Play
  • Strength-Based


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2016
Barbara Allegra Magrisso, LCSW, MEd, RPT, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Evanston

Barbara Allegra Magrisso

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MEd, RPT