Donna Marino Psyd is incredibly insightful, kind and empathetic. She is also very good at what she does. It what seemed like no time at all she focused in and helped me find a solution to something I had been struggling with for years. She didn’t tell me what to do, she created the space for me to see myself. It was remarkable, and I am profoundly grateful. Thank you so much.
— Ruth, Illinois
Donna is one of the most sincere and compassionate people I’ve had the privilege of knowing and working with. Having collaborated on cases I was privy to her brilliance, insight, and genuine concern for her clients. Donna is a seasoned licensed clinical psychologist, an impassioned life coach, and an overall wonderful human being. I highly recommend Donna and her services. Hire her. You will not regret it!
— Maléfi Ifagbayi Adéyéfa, Chicago, Illinois
Donna has such a gift for helping us get insight into how we can heal, best move forward personally and in business, and truly be at peace with our own gifts and even shortcomings. Even if you feel you aren’t in crisis, but just want a better you and quality of life, reach out for her services.
— Laura, Oregon
Thank God for our coaching session!!! I received answers to many questions in one hour as opposed to No answers to any questions in three sessions of therapy. Unbelievable!!! Never knew that Coaching sessions are so powerful. Donna, You are a Very Skilled Coach. You are an Excellent Listener with Great Answers. After that session, I felt Empowered and more Confident about my future. Wow!!! I Love ❤️ it. I send Blessings to You and Anyone who chooses to use your services. Thank You!
— Florence, Indiana
Dr. Marino’s positive, flexible approach was the catalyst for the change I wanted to make. By matching her skills to my goals and aspirations, Dr. Marino has been instrumental in helping me regain the focus, joy, and purpose in my life.
Professionally, I have advanced into positions of leadership within a short amount of time and continue to maintain positive, collaborative relationships with my colleagues.
My loved ones have noticed the change personally, as I am happier and more present in my life and that of my loved ones. I even discovered a new passion - running! Most importantly, I have gained skills I can employ long after our work is done.
Thank you, Dr. Marino! Here’s to whatever wonderful things the future may bring.
— Ana, Chicago, Illinois
After only one coaching call together, I feel great about things today. I am in a wonderful frame of mind because I know what I want to do and what I want to achieve. It is awesome! Thank you!
— Laureen, Massachusetts
Whether one meets Donna for the first time, or gets to know her better, what sticks out most is her humbleness and generosity. Her quiet and calm manner, her genuine desire to reach out and help others—which I have seen on a number of occasions—is inspiring. Her mere presence, her empathy, coupled with her professionalism brings out the best in others.
— Dr. Tal Ben Shahar, Author and Positive Psychology Leader
I had the pleasure of experiencing a coaching call facilitated by Donna. Her guidance provided the tools needed to fine tune a work self evaluation.. This enabled me to listen to my inner self and trust my intuition and believe in my strengths. Donna demonstrates a strong passion to guide others to have a better understanding and appreciation of themselves.
— J.S., Illinois
I have had the pleasure to train Donna in a wide range of coaching and positive psychological intervention techniques. She was an excellent student in every respect: hard worker, reflective, able to accept feedback, and naturally talented. With regards to this last point, Donna has consistently impressed me with her keen ability to observe and understand people, to treat them with warmth, and to intervene effectively to help them live (and work) in a more satisfying way.
— Dr. Rober Biswas Deiner, Author and Positive Psychology Leader
Hi Donna... just wanted to give you a shout out to let you know that you inspired me with your passion and enthusiasm to find my own joy and I wish you continued success on your journey.

I immediately saw your light from the first training. So powerful to see how you shine and you are so right...I too had my light muted and watching you bravely step into your power...I was inspired to do the same!
— Sheryl, Massachusetts
I am so pleased that Donna has begun her journey into private practice with many options. She is genuine and sincere and cares deeply of others well-being. I instinctively knew she was the right person to provide guidance and a positive approach for the changes I wanted to make. I had always been curious about yoga but due to physical limitations I needed a therapeutic approach. Donna has made that possible for me. She shows me ways of doing moves and poses that are comfortable and safe. Practicing yoga and meditation with Donna exercises my mind and body and provides a burst of energy to carry me throughout the day. I look forward to my weekly session and the positive energy and sunshine that radiates from Donna!
— Joanne, Naperville, Illinois
I came to Donna in crisis and left prepared to start over. Job loss. Divorce. Insecurity. Depression. Financial uncertainty. I had lost my mojo and desperately needed to get it back so that I could take care of my family. We talked. Not like, “here’s my problem” and she says, “how does that make you feel”. We had real conversations about my values, my needs, obstacles, self-reflection, hopes, fears. She helped me get comfortable with what mattered most to me. On our last day, Donna gave me a single sheet of paper that recapped our time together. It’s the most valuable page that I own.
— Matt, Naperville, Illinois
Dr. Marino is an excellent therapist who has significantly improved my quality of life. I met her when I was dealing with one of the toughest periods of my life, which she successfully helped me through. I honestly could not have done it without her involvement.

I continued therapy with Dr. Marino to understand my depression and anxiety, how it impacted my life and the decisions I make, and how to deal and adjust to it in a healthy way. Dr. Marino is caring, easy to talk to, non -judgmental, and has helped me think through issues from a positive perspective instead of established negative patterns. I owe her a debt of gratitude for everything she has done for me.
— Noel, Chicago, Illinois
For the past several years Donna has been a very special person in my life. Her insight and ability to communicate in a compassionate, yet professional, manner is a skill that has helped and guided me on many occasions and under many different circumstances. In short, she is a special person with a special talent who was put on this earth to help make other peoples lives better. I count my blessings everyday that our paths have had the opportunity to cross. With respect to emotional wellness she is a superstar. Thank you Donna, I hope that we can continue to work together for years to come. I am certainly a better person and in a better place because of you.
— Paul, Naperville, Illinois
Dr Donna Marino, owner of Inner Guidance, is a remarkable woman, entrepreneur, coach spiritual leader, and emotional healer. She is compassionate, empathic, and is quite knowledgeable in many emotional and spiritual teachings and guidance.

Dr Marino has been my Life Coach and has helped me tremendously with my own business and has helped guide me on an emotional and spiritual journey that is amazing. In addition, she is trained in many areas such as Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Ordained Minister, Yoga Instructor, and Reiki Master.

She is well versed in breathing techniques, grounding techniques, helping one to be centered and grounded. Her passion for what she does shines through like the sun does on a cloudless day

I highly, highly recommend Dr Marino for those who want to implement better self-care, and for those who want to and are ready for an emotional and spiritual journey that will help connect you to yourself and will help you heal in the way you need

Her business acumen and desire to help other entrepreneurs make her a perfect choice for a business/ career coach as well.
— Marcia, Bolingbook, Illinois