Marion Wineinger, LSW

Evanston Therapist


Hi there, I’m Marion! I work with teens, young adults and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma and life transitions.

My goal as a therapist is to create a compassionate, empathetic space for you to process difficult and complex aspects of your life. I believe that understanding our thoughts and core beliefs can greatly improve our lives.

My approach to therapy is non-judgmental, supportive, and trauma-informed. I want to collaborate with you to understand your experiences and assist with identifying what changes can be made to lead a happier, healthier life. I also value the use of meditation, mindfulness, and breathing exercises during sessions.

I became a therapist simply because therapy changed my life and I wanted to do the same thing for others. I know that as a white, cis-gender, straight woman I hold certain privileges that others do not. I know conversations surrounding power, privilege, and systems of oppression are complex. In all of our sessions, there will be space for this complexity. My goal is not to erase your experiences; it is to empower you. You are valid. You matter.

Outside of work, I enjoy reading all types of books (from YA to non-fiction), spending time with loved ones (including my two cats), listening to music and podcasts, and exploring new restaurants. I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and I love cooking food and finding restaurants that remind me of my hometown.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, University of Denver
  • License # 150110456
  • Before starting a career in mental health, Marion worked in human resources and operations for music festivals for 6 years. Because of this experience, Marion brings to therapy a strong skill set in communication and a deep belief in the power of community and relationships.