Laura Marcum

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

My Biography

Laura Marcum is a Licensed Clinical Social worker with almost 20 years’ experience helping clients work through grief, women’s issues, depression, anxiety, and substance use disorder. Additionally, she has a special interest in aging and memory care. Her interest in the elderly population stems from her experience as a child when she would visit residents at her great-grandmother’s nursing home. Laura takes clients of all ages and offers Telehealth services. She is a proponent of pet therapy and looks forward to “Bernie” (soon to be therapy dog) working beside her. She resides in O’Fallon, Illinois, with her husband, four daughters, and three dogs. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, traveling, and spending time with family.

My Education and Credentials

LCSW in Illinois

MSW – University of Illinois

BA in Science – Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Providing services in:


I’m available:

In person and Telehealth

I work with:

Adults and Geriatrics

Individual Counseling Only

My Approach to Counseling

I like to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy as well as Reminiscence Therapy with my geriatric clients who are experiencing memory issues.

My Areas of Focus

  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Assessment and Referral – Substance Abuse
  • Behavioral Modification
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Depression
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Infertility
  • Medical Illness / Disease Management
  • Military / Veterans Treatment
  • Mood Disorders
  • Nursing Home Visits
  • Post-Partum Depression
  • Marital / Couples Counseling
  • Eating Disorders
  • Maternal mental health
  • Alcoholism
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Life Management Counseling
  • Occupational issues
  • Women’s issues

My Professional Experience

  • Hospital social worker