Jill Maling

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Jill Maling
Areas of Specialty:
  • Depression and/or Anxiety
  • Divorce 
  • Losses 
  • Relationship issues 
  • Parenting, and
  • Understanding age appropriate behavior 
  • Healing from physical, financial, emotional or mental abuse, or from sexual abuse/incest.
  • Family of Origin issues
  • Phase of Life issues
  • Getting "unstuck" --
       -- in relationships
       -- at work
Practice Areas:
  • Illinois

Hourly Rate:
$ 150.00
Cancellation Policy:
No fee if canceled within 48 hrs
Cancellation Fee:
$ 150.00

"Help!  I feel stuck in my life!  Why do I keep repeating the same behaviors and patterns?  Why is it so hard to make real changes?"


Have you ever had any of these thoughts?  If you have, you're not alone.


Most people feel stuck at some point in their lives.  Perhaps you're in a difficult relationship and manage to break up, only to be drawn back in ... again.  Perhaps your adolescent seems to be furious with you all the time; she speaks to you so disrespectfully you snap, yell, ground her, thinking as you do that "my parents would have killed me if I'd ever spoken to them in that tone of voice."  Perhaps you are stuck in a job that is less than satisfying, but you are afraid to try for something better.


My name is Jill Maling.  I'm a licensed clinical social worker in private practice for 27 years.  I handle a wide variety of "presenting problems" ... but the common thread between them is that my clients want to make changes in their life, but don't understand why they're so stuck.  I believe that most problems have their roots in childhood, and are unknown to us.  My philosophy is that psychotherapy provides an opportunity to uncover the roots of problems, which allows my clients to begin to heal and make better choices.


Educationally, I received my BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan, and received my Masters in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Chicago.   Prior to becoming a social worker I worked as a lyricist and record producer, co-authoring two  CD's for children, "Music is Magic"  and "Make Happy!"  I am also the author of a book, entitled "Parenting Pros(e): Poems, Pearls and Pointers for Parents" (2010: Xlibris Press).  I work with adults, adolescents and children, and provide individual, couples and family therapy.  


If you know you are depressed or anxious or grieving, I hope you will feel free to contact me.  But if you are just feeling "not quite right," or are not as happy as you'd like to be, please feel free to reach out, as well.  I believe strongly there is no need to suffer alone with unhappiness.  Please, don't stay alone with your pain.  Help IS available, and I would be honored to accompany you on your healing journey.

Hours of Operation:  Monday - Thursday: 10 AM - 8 PM

                                  Saturday:  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


Sessions will last for 45 minutes.  Session Fees are $150.00.


It is the client's responsibility to be available at the agreed upon time for the session.  If the client is not available at that time and the session starts late, the session will end at the time originally scheduled.  


If the client misses the scheduled session without a 48-hour notice of cancellation, Session Fees will be charged. If the client is ill, I will make all efforts to find an alternative time for the session to occur.


It is my policy to return phone calls, emails, or professional consultations at times other than the scheduled therapy sessions for 10 minutes.  Beginning with 15 minutes, these services will be billed per quarter hour of regular Session Fees.


Client shall pay the Session Fees before the start of the session.


The YURU platform is HIPPA compliant; therefore, all communications through their platform will be strictly confidential.  Any communications directly between client and therapist via phone calls or email shall also be strictly confidential.


Client may terminate psychotherapy services at any time; however, I recommend a minimum of two weeks notice in order to put closure on the work that has been done, and on the relationship that has been formed.




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