Danielle Marino is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with twelve years' experience in Chicago and suburbs working as a school social worker as well as family, child, and adult therapist. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and Master's in Social Work (MSW) from Loyola University at Chicago. She has had positions at Northwestern University and Lurie Children's Hospital. At Lurie Children's Town & Country Pediatrics, Danielle was the only social worker and provided parent training and behavioral modification to Chicagoland kids and parents.
Danielle began her career as the Early Intervention School Social Worker at Whittier Elementary in Oak Park, IL and has since worked at Chicago International Charter Schools (C.I.C.S.) Bucktown Campus and MacNeal School, a therapeutic school for children with emotional disorders. Danielle has helped write over 100 IEPs and can help coach families on working with school districts.
Clinically, Danielle’s focus has been on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Parent Management Training and she uses the BalanceMan and Bad Thoughts Gang (BTG) cartoon characters to help children and adolescents develop balanced, healthy thought patterns and healthier behavior.