Maraliz Gonzales, LCSW


Hello, I’m Maraliz Gonzalez Rivera, LCSW. I am a graduate of the Aurora University School of Social Work. My experience includes work with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. I have worked in settings such as emergency rooms, schools, and behavioral health hospitals.


I have experience working with individuals and groups struggling with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self-harm, trauma, behavioral problems, parenting struggle, etc. I have training and professional interest in Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and Crisis Intervention.


I see my role as being present with my clients as they face and navigate the grey areas of life. I love creating a safe place where my clients can grow and engage in a self-exploration journey. I learn from my clients as much as they learn from me, and I consider it an honor and privilege to be a part of their change process.


For parents, as a caregiver, I understand you balance many roles and responsibilities. When it comes to your child, you are a teacher, a protector, a guide, a leader, and a problem solver. My goal is to walk alongside you. I believe that together we can help your child blossom into their full potential. 


 To begin this process of growth and healing, reach out and schedule an appointment today.


Therapeutic services are offered in English and Spanish.  



331-318-8181 Ext 32

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550 E. Boughton Rd. |  Suite 265, Bolingbrook, IL 60440 | Tel: 331-318-8181 |  Fax: 630-863-7293 |