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Hi, I'm Marilyn Barnes


Marilyn Barnes, MSW

Staff Therapist

Marilyn Barnes, New Light & Staff Therapist, joined JPA in July 2021. Marilyn has a Bachelor of Arts (2017) from Knox College and a Master of Social Work from Erikson Institute (June 2022). Monday-Friday Marilyn serves as a school-based therapist, providing therapy services to children in a CPS school between the ages of 5 and 14. Marilyn began seeing private practice clients with New Light in April of 2022.  

Prior to joining JPA, Marilyn held several positions including interning with Circle and Ciphers & Erikson Center, an AmeriCorps Volunteer with City Year Chicago, and a tutor and mentor at CPS school.

Marilyn has a cat named Corazon, and in her free time enjoys biking, dancing, traveling, music, and spending time with family and friends. 

Marilyn is All in for Kids because "I believe all children regardless of race, class, sexual orientation, etc. should have access to mental health services such as therapy."

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