Ndunge Marquardt | LPC
My personal and professional style is warm, disarming, compassionate, and empowering. These characteristics, in addition to my diverse personal and professional experiences enable me to build meaningful connections with people from all backgrounds. The relationship between you and your therapist is the most important piece of therapy and I work to create a supportive and safe space for you to explore and grow. I will work with you to set goals, explore the issues and conflicts keeping you stuck, and develop practical skills and plans to make the necessary changes.
I have experience working with men, women, and couples on depression, anxiety, grief, shame, communication, family relationships, and boundaries. Whatever brings you in, I believe that healing is possible. There is hope and I want to help you get from where you are to where you’d like to be. Call me today to begin your journey!
B.S. in Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL
Ndunge’s Areas of Specialty
Infertility & Pregnancy Loss
Articles by Ndunge
Everyone has expectations about all kinds of things. Expectations are the ideas we have about how things should go in a given scenario. We have expectations about relationships, our career, the morning commute, how clean the home should be, and many other things....
It is a natural human tendency to want to avoid, minimize, or eliminate painful feelings, thoughts, and experiences. We want to feel “good” and we don’t want to feel “bad.” For example, when people experience disappointment, loss, or tragedy, there is a strong...
Boundaries are like an invisible fence between you and others. Everything on your side of the fence, such as your thoughts and feelings, are your responsibility, while everything on the other side is the other person’s responsibility. I discuss boundaries in depth in...