Ann James Counseling, L.L.C.



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Marcy received her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana in 1995 and School Social Work Certification from Aurora University, Illinois. She graduated from the University of Saint Francis in Joliet, Illinois with her Bachelor of Arts (Social Work and Psychology and a concentration in Addictions Counseling. Marcy began her career in 1995 working for the Department of Veteran's Affairs, Hines VA Hospital and Denver VA Hospital in a variety of settings (Inpatient Mental Health, Outpatient Mental Health, Community Care and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Treatment). Since 2002, Marcy has been working as a school social worker and providing private mental health therapy in an out-patient setting. 


Marcy has worked extensively with adults, adolescents and their families. She specializes in working with adults and adolescents who have difficulty with self-esteem, depression, anxiety, Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and adjustment difficulties. Marcy has a special interest in working with adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. 

Marcy Turek, L.C.S.W. 

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Peg DeRango, L.C.S.W.

  Licensed Clinical Social Worker

​Peg received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Chicago. She has worked in a psychiatric hospital and is currently working in the Harlem School District. Peg enjoys working with children, adolescents and families. She has much experience helping children learn to effectively cope with symptoms of depression, anxiety, attention and hyperactivity disorders, and behavioral difficulties/disorders. Peg is looking forward to the new challenge of expanding her career to include working with adults, helping them to achieve emotional wellness. 


Peg believes there is connection between the mind and the body and addresses the needs of the "whole person." She mainly uses cognitive-behavioral therapy and mind-body connection techniques but also incorporates other therapeutic strategies as appropriate. Peg is eager to help people achieve a happier, healthier life. 

Ann enjoys working with children, adolescents, adults and families in the greater Rockford area. She received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of St. Thomas - College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota in 2003. She has worked for school districts, non-profit agencies and a psychiatry office. 

Ann has spent much of her career working with children and their families. She specializes in helping children and adults cope with symptoms of Anxiety, Depression and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Ann has a special interest in working with women in all seasons of life. Ann works collaboratively with psychiatrists, physicians, school personnel and other mental health providers to best meet the needs of her clients. 

In 2013 Ann James established Ann James Counseling , L.L.C. In 2015 the practice added Peg DeRango. L.C.S.W. and Marcy Turek, L.C.S.W. 

Ann James, L.C.S.W.   

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self Development
  • Anger Management
  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Parenting
  • Life Transitions
  • Goal Setting
  • Stress Management


The office is located in the Edgebrook Office Building - Suite 204 off Alpine Rd in Rockford, IL. 

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Ann James Counseling specializes in treating anxiety and depression in children, adolescents and adults.

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