About Mariana Vandivier

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in assisting adults and teenagers who are experiencing unplanned stressors and challenges that interfere with their lifestyle. As a result, symptoms from anxiety, depression, and relationship discord may present. Mariana joins with clients in a therapeutic relationship that empowers one to cope and resolve the challenges leading to a desire life. Mariana uses an integrative approach with therapeutic treatment modalities/interventions to achieve each persons desired goals. She has an expertise using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy and Grief Counseling modalities.

In understanding the human condition, I take an integrative approach using therapeutic modalities/interventions to customize each clients treatment plan to best meet their unique needs. Specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, Grief Counseling to name a few. 

I was born in Cali, Colombia, having immigrated as a child into the United States, spending much of my youth in Brooklyn, New York. I call Naperville, Illinois my home having recently relocated from Naples, Florida where I spent my last 36 years leaving a strong presence where I continue to serve my Naples based clients. 

I graduated with a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL and have worked in the field of mental health for almost 20 years. My professional experiences include working in a mental health facility to include crisis care, outpatient services, with survivors of Human Trafficking, and as a clinician and Clinical Manager supporting end-of-life patients and their families in hospice care.

Working as a former Director of Resident Services within a luxury Continuum Care Retirement Community as well serving in an Evecutive Director role lending support to older adults navigating through complex aging issues.

“Self-change can only come after self-understanding”
- Rob R. Morris

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker?

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker is a mental health therapist that practices a type of mental health therapy that is strength based in nature. After completing a Master’s degree, the therapist much complete an extensive period of post-graduate supervised work experience, specifically 3000 hours, along with passing of an ASWB approved national test. An LCSW takes into account not only the individual’s emotional and psychological makeup, but also societal and environmental factors that can impact the well-being of a person. 

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Do you accept insurance?

Yes, I accept Medicare. I do not accept Medicare replacement policies.  I am considered an out-of-network provider for all other insurance carriers.  For those with policies other than Medicare, I collect my fees at the time of service, and should you wish, I will be happy to provide you will a detailed receipt you may submit to your insurance carrier for possible reimbursement, or to be applied to deductible.  I also believe in accessible care for all, which is why I offer a sliding scale billing option to accommodate various financial situations, ensuring that my therapeutic support is within reach for everyone who needs it.

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Are services confidential?

Yes. By law, I am obligated to protect your confidentiality. If you wish for your records to be released to a specific person, I will do so after written permission is obtained by you. There are a few exceptions to confidentiality in which I am mandated to report: Suspected child, dependent, or elder abuse. -If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. -If the client intends to harm himself or herself. I therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures need to be taken. 

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What can I expect at a counseling session?

I strive to make the counseling atmosphere relaxed, comfortable, and free from judgment. During your initial session, we will discuss your current situation, relevant history, and formulate your treatment plan. From there, each counseling session is constructed from the goals you have identified as the basis for your desired growth.

Good Faith Estimate Notice

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical and mental health care will cost.

Under the law, health care providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the expected charges for medical services, including psychotherapy services. 

You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency healthcare services, including psychotherapy services.

You can ask your health care provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a service.

If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill. Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate.

For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises.