Marylu A. Halperin, MA, MPH, RN, LCPC, Counselor in Chicago
Finding a therapist that you feel you can work well with is critical to a successful treatment outcome. I approach therapy by fostering a safe, collaborative, empathic & trusting relational space in which you can explore your issues and concerns without fear of judgment. We will work together to help you develop greater self-understanding, foster close, connected relationships, uncover thought & behavioral patterns that interfere with happiness, master coping skills and achieve the emotional vitality so necessary to a healthy, productive and satisfying life. In addition to excellent training in psychotherapy, I bring life experience, wisdom, curiosity and compassion into treatment.
I treat a broad array of conditions, including depression, anxiety, anger management, parent/sibling/partner loss, relationship issues, emotional & sexual abuse, and stage of life transitions. I specialize in treating trauma/PTSD/stress disorders, attachment disorders, difficulty coping with acute & chronic physical illness, and existential (meaning of life) concerns.
As a psychotherapist and nurse who is keenly aware of the mind-body relationship, I tailor treatment to the unique needs and concerns of each individual. I have had experience in corporate, hospital and clinic settings as both employee & consultant, as well as experience living and working in another culture.
Call or Email Marylu A. Halperin for a free phone consultation now - (312) 854-2751


  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • School: Northwestern University
  • Year Graduated: 2009
  • License No. and State: 180009006 Illinois


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: ACH Bank transfer, Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Membership: APsaA (2011), ACA (2007), ICA (2009) / Member
  • License No. and State: 041175944 Nurse Registered, Professional
  • Certificate: Institute for Psychoanalysis / Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • Certificate Date: 2014


  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Mood Disorders
  • Psychological impact of physical illness


  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Men's Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Women's Issues

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Acute and chronic physical illness
  • Attachment-based
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Process of death and dying
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Psychological symptoms assoicated with:
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2018
Marylu A. Halperin, MA, MPH, RN, LCPC, Counselor in Chicago

Marylu A. Halperin

Counselor, MA, MPH, RN, LCPC