Marco Renzi



Intake Manager and Psychotherapist

" Marco is an integral part of my growth as a human being. He is very insightful, calm, knowledgeable and helpful.

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I am a psychotherapist and Intake Manager at Wildflower. As a clinician, I enjoy working with individuals and couples who desire to live a more meaningful life that is congruent with their key values. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is the central pillar of all success, and I seek to understand people and their challenges so that positive change – tailored to each person – can happen. I emphasize a collaborative approach where we jointly work towards long-term growth.

I seek to create a safe, welcoming environment where genuine conversation and exploration can occur. My specialties include relationships, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, ADD, and distress around identity. I also support clients with transitions to parenthood and postpartum challenges that may arise. Oftentimes these life transitions are more difficult than most people can imagine. I recognize the challenges each person overcomes to start therapy and the courage required to begin that process. Together we will look for pragmatic and effective ways to ignite the process towards feeling better, living a more authentic life, and experiencing sustained joy.

I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Cornell College and my Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. I previously worked with special education students at a high school in Arizona before moving to Chicago to work with a nonprofit organization as a counselor for people diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. I have also worked with adolescents in both individual and family counseling. Additionally, I completed my advanced clinical internship at Wildflower. I draw on multiple evidence-based frameworks and approaches, specializing in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, the Gottman Method, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, EMDR, and Trauma-Informed Care practices. I am also certified in perinatal mental health (PMH-C).

One of the most difficult aspects of therapy is getting started. It can feel overwhelming to try and find a therapist who specializes in what you are hoping to address and has a style that matches what you are looking for. As Wildflower’s Intake Manager, my goal is to make finding a therapist as easy for you as possible. We aim to make Wildflower’s intake process feel welcoming, supporting you from when you first reach out to when you schedule with us. Our intake team seeks to get you scheduled with the therapist who will be that excellent fit as soon as possible. In cases where we may not be the best fit for your needs, we will provide you with trusted referrals to help you connect with a therapist who will support you in your pursuit of health and wellness.

  • IL LCSW License Number: 149024621
  • CO LCSW License Number: 09929467
  • Type 1 NPI Number: 1861028474
  • Accepts: Self-pay and out of network clients

Selected Training & Affiliation

  • Member of Postpartum Support International
  • Member of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
  • Motivational Interviewing trainings
  • Gottman Training Level 1 for Couples Therapy
  • Gottman Training Level 2 for Couples Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Care trainings
  • EMDR Basic Training
  • Perinatal Mental Health Certification (PMH-C)
  • Highly-Sensitive Person (HSP) Knowledgeable Therapist
  • Trained facilitator of The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work workshop (Gottman Institute)
  • Advanced training in Affair and Trauma Recovery (Gottman Institute)

Presentations and Facilitated Trainings

  • Treating the Perinatal Couple
  • The Lowdown on Low Libido: (Re)Defining Desire for the Couple in Psychotherapy

Key Beliefs

  • Discomfort is where learning begins.
  • All emotions are valid.
  • Progress takes many forms and looks different for everyone.

More About Me

  • I have lived in three countries and throughout the United States
  • I frequently get lost in good books
  • Podcasts bring life to my morning commute
  • I am most energized and reinvigorated when hiking in the wilderness or playing with my dog