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Mariana Freese MSW, LISW-S

You can reach Mariana by clicking the box below; or email her at

Mariana sees clients aged 3-16 from our Anderson office only​​ and speaks both English and Spanish!

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker- Supervisor (LISW-S). I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology from The University of Kentucky and my Master of Social Work degree from Indiana University. I have 11 years of experience working with preschool aged children through adolescents in the school-based setting and private practice. I have a specialized interest in working with children experiencing anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, and self-esteem issues.

I believe in using an individualized and strengths-based approach to help you and your child meet your goals. In our sessions, I will ensure that your child has a safe place to process and explore their feelings. I love to utilize play-based interventions to engage young clients! This not only increases effectiveness but makes it more fun. I am pursuing my Register Play Therapist credential and I have training in Theraplay, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.

If you’re interested in working together, please reach out to schedule our first session.


  • Adoption stressors

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety/Phobias

  • ADHD

  • Depression

  • Life changes/stress

  • Mood disorders

  • Play Therapy

  • PTSD/Trauma

Licensed Social Worker - supervisory designation (Ohio) I.1901539(Verify)


Insurances accepted:​​

  • Private pay rates of $165/session ($185 for the first appointment)

  • Caresource​ 

  • Aetna

  • Meritan

  • Medical Mutual

  • Anthem (not Anthem Medicaid or Bon Secour's Mercy Health plan)

  • Optum 

  • United Healthcare  

  • United Behavioral Health 

  • United Medical Resources 

  • Humana Medicaid

  • Oscar

  • Custom Design Benefits

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