Mark MacDonald, LCSW

Mark MacDonald employs a rare combination of attentiveness, truth-telling, concern and humor as he works alongside clients to overcome a variety of significant life challenges. With 30 years of experience, Mark has developed a uniquely engaging style that combines keen assessment skills with a proven ability to assist men and women to overcome addictions, manage anxiety, develop healthy coping systems and repair broken marriages.

“Nothing is more satisfying than seeing men face their denial, break free of addiction and restore trust in significant relationships. It has been deeply rewarding to witness restored marriages as clients do the hard work of maintaining rigorous, life-giving honesty, and grow in community.”

In addition to being an expert in the treatment of affairs and sex addiction, Mark is also adept at treating mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, obsessive thinking and other related issues. Due to his expertise, Mark is often consulted on situations that have been resistant to change.

Deeply committed to Christian principles, Mark also provides professional consultation to pastors and lay church leaders. Whether he is assisting with the resolution of staff concerns or teaming up with churches to care for members, he has developed positive relationships with numerous pastors in the Chicago area.

Mark is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a master’s level graduate of the University of Chicago. He received his undergraduate degree from Wheaton College.

Mark is co-author of the devotional book "Setting New Boundaries", Thomas Nelson, Inc., 1991. He has enjoyed speaking on radio programs and at various settings such as churches, professional groups and parenting/marriage seminars. He is married to Parvine and has three children, two of whom are adopted. In his spare time, Mark enjoys biking and working on his motorcycle.

Contact Mark at mark@mmacounseling.com, 630-462-8810, Ext. 1, or through our online scheduling system.