Marlon Innis, BA, BD, MA, a citizen of Guyana, has earned an MA in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University Chicago. He is also Parish Counselor at Ascension Church in Oak Park. With 25 years of experience in religious life, ten of them as a Catholic Priest, Marlon brings a unique skill set to this position. He’s journeyed with people from various religious backgrounds, and has also worked as a hospital and prison chaplain.
Marlon’s approach to counseling is holistic, and it includes elements of emotional, psychological and spiritual accompaniment. His ideals are grounded in his formation as a Jesuit, and he enjoys working with people who search for deeper meaning in life. Marlon focuses on the basic goodness of each person. He listens to, affirms and empathizes with all of his clients, and does so in a non-judgmental way.