Marriam Vartolomei, LMFT
Approach to Therapy:
Stories have always been important to me. I find myself inspired, enthralled, and humbled by the stories of people and their relationships with each other. I believe in the importance of honoring each story I hear and working with clients to help their life be as they imagine it to be. I find value in working with my clients to understand the impact of their important relationships to their lives. I love being a therapist and I feel humbled and fortunate every day to be in this profession.
My approach to working with clients is to get to know their narrative and help them identify the obstacles that are constraining them from achieving their goals. I like to work collaboratively.
My clinical interests include treating workplace stress, couple’s issues, women’s issues, and navigating life transitions. I utilize an integrative theoretic approach in my work. I incorporate mindfulness into my work as well as CBT and DBT techniques. I have a specific interest in perinatal mood disorders and have been trained by Postpartum Support International in this area.
Education and Training:
I hold a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Irvine in Film and Media Studies and spent eight years in the field of television production prior to changing careers to the mental health field. I am a Master’s graduate of the Family Institute at Northwestern University. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Illinois.
Things I Love:
Motherhood, health & fitness, and organizing