ABOUT US

Julie Gold is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Julie focuses on developing trusting relationships with clients and families, in which their individual needs and concerns can be expressed, understood and addressed toward the goal of meaningful, positive change. Julie’s warmth, empathy, and honesty help clients feel comfortable to engage in the therapeutic process and address their goals. Julie utilizes a combination of treatment approaches to address clients’ individual needs.

Julie graduated with high honors from Loyola University Chicago in 1999 with a Master of Social Work. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois and is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Julie has worked in residential, school, agency, and outpatient settings during her career, including nearly 20 years of employment with Jewish Child and Family Services. Julie has been in private practice since 2007 and opened Gold Counseling Services in Northbrook in 2016.

Julie has extensive experience treating the following areas:

·Anxiety·ADHD
·Depression·Life Transitions
·Relationship Issues·Self-Esteem Issues
·Grief/Loss·Social Skills
·Stress Management·Anger Management
·Divorce·Parenting Issues
·Trauma·School Issues


Marsha L. Raynes, LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with more than 30 years of clinical experience working with adults and families. She currently manages the JCFS Chicago Adoption and Infertility Services. In this position, she also facilitates parent support groups and bereavement support groups. Marsha joined Gold Counseling Services in 2018, where she provides therapy and consultation to individual adults and couples.

Marsha has extensive experience in guiding and supporting individuals and couples through the journeys of infertility, the adoption process and lifelong issues related to adoption. In addition, she has considerable experience helping individuals struggling with grief and loss, depression, anxiety, parenting challenges, relationship concerns, divorce and other life transitions. She believes in developing a trusting therapeutic relationship where clients feel safe to discuss their concerns and address their goals. She values a therapeutic approach that is collaborative and strength-based.

Marsha received her BA and MSW from the University of Michigan. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.


Jolynn Houlihan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families at Jewish Child and Family Services. Jolynn specializes in supporting youth and adult clients who face challenges related to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress, grief/loss, chronic illness, life transitions, relationships, and the impact of trauma. Her extensive experience as a K-12 school social worker informs her work with students and parents around social skills, executive functioning, learning, attention, behavior, and other school-related issues. Jolynn’s clinical approach is holistic, integrative, and grounded in developing therapeutic relationships. She works collaboratively with individuals and families to cultivate understanding, utilize strengths, and develop tools to improve resilience and well-being. 

Jolynn is also an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT). Since 2010, she has taught trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness to students of all ages in yoga studios, schools, and therapeutic settings. Jolynn earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Notre Dame and her Master of Arts degree from the University of Chicago. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and joined Gold Counseling Services in 2022, where she works with individuals and families.