Making that first phone call is a difficult step. I assure you that I will provide you with warm, supportive professional help. It has been my goal for over 30 years to help people through a learning/healing process that can lead to lasting change and a happier life. I work hard to provide each person with a comfortable and safe environment, which enables trust and communication to flourish.
I am an Illinois licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with extensive experience in individual, family and couples counseling. My approach is practical and solution oriented. I often provide clients with homework to enhance their learning experience.
I receive many of my referrals from my clients themselves who feel comfortable and satisfied with my work in order to refer their family and friends.
Call or Email Susan Merl-Nachinson for a free phone consultation now - (708) 620-2593


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Year Graduated: 1975
  • License No. and State: 180-001601 Illinois


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Mastercard, Visa
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Relationship Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Sex Therapy


  • Addiction
  • Adoption
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Infidelity/Affair recovery
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues

Client Focus


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015
Susan Merl-Nachinson, MS, LCPC, Counselor in Oak Lawn

Susan Merl-Nachinson

Counselor, MS, LCPC