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Ndunge Marquardt | LPC

Perhaps you’re feeling stuck and not sure how to move forward. Perhaps you’re overwhelmed and exhausted from giving to everyone else and find yourself feeling empty and alone. Maybe you’re feeling weighed down and discouraged by the feeling that you’re not good enough. Maybe you’re struggling to connect with and feel close to your loved one. Or perhaps you’re not facing any major challenges right now but feel like there are still some things you’d like to work on. Wherever you’re at, I’m excited that you are interested in counseling and taking steps towards growth. It takes an immense amount of courage and strength to reach out. It is my joy to partner with people on their journeys towards healing, growth, and wholeness.

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!

Academic Background
M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Wheaton Graduate School, IL

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

Life Transitions

Infertility & Pregnancy Loss

Christian Counseling

Couples Counseling

College Students

Postpartum Issues

Testimonials

“Working with Ndunge provided me with practical skills and tools I can use in my everyday life.” -AM

“I was both challenged and encouraged to try new things.” -WE

“She asked me questions in a way that gave me new insight and understanding on my life.” -ES

Articles by Ndunge

Busyness Vs. Valued-Living

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. -Annie Dillard “Busy” and “tired” might be the most frequently used adjectives by people when asked how they’re doing. Think about how many times you’ve used those words in the past week. It’s common in our...

Smartphone Use Versus Misuse?

There is much being said and written these days about the impact our smartphones have on us. These powerful devices are not only shaping the way we connect with the world, they’re also shaping the way we connect to others and ourselves. Now I understand there are...