Marie has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from National University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Simpson University. In addition, she has specialized training and experience working in Assault Crisis and Restraint, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Crisis Interventions (CA certified) and Neurobiology of Trauma and the Cycle of Violence, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Crisis Counseling, Couples Counseling, Parenting and family counseling, parenting classes and group therapy . She has experience with children and adults with dual diagnoses, including those struggling with addiction recovery, personality disorders, eating disorders and developmental delays.
Marie has been extensively trained and experienced in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and has attended many trainings on the subjects of abuse and recovery. Marie has training and a passion for Neuro Linguistic Programming as a therapy tool, and for performance, personal and professional achievement.
Marie has a heart for couples and families and loves to work with them to create the healthiest relationships possible. She is eclectic in her approach to relational therapy, utilizing CBT based, Gottman, Imago, Experiential and Motivational Interviewing techniques, based on the needs of her clients. She has training and experience in working with couples, families and individuals struggling with veteran issues such as PTSD, Suicidal thoughts, cancer/Agent Orange, grief and loss, separation and reunification. She is the mother, daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughter of former soldiers in the US Army and is invested in creating positive outcomes for our Nation's veterans.