Professional Counselor Associate
Covering Challenges Related To:
Life Transitions, Meaning & Purpose, Self Esteem, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Spirituality, Creativity and Women’s Issues. I am passionate about supporting people through transitions and developing a life course based on meaning, health and happiness.
Marie is a great fit for individuals who are:
Seeking relief from mild to medium mental health symptoms.
Functioning well in many areas of their life.
Able to keep themselves and others around them safe.
Able to seek appropriate supports as needed.
Marie is not good fit for individuals who are:
Experiencing moderate to severe mental health symptoms, including safety concerns. Examples of this might be psychosis, reasonable threat of harm to self or others, or severe obsessive patterns.
Experiencing a significant loss of functioning, such as difficulty communicating or difficulty completing tasks of daily living (eating, sleeping, completing hygiene, etc.)
I offer individual psychotherapy for adults. Many of my clients are creative, intelligent, and
sensitive people who would like to be of service to others.
Education & Certification:
I received my Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Portland State University in 2018. I am registered with the Oregon Counseling Board as a Professional Counselor Associate.
Specialty Training & Experience:*
I have practiced in a variety of settings where I’ve learned many techniques, theories, and philosophies about therapy. During my graduate internship, I learned and practiced Control- Mastery Theory, which is a relational, psychodynamic approach to therapy. Later on, my interest in learning more about the role of relationships in healing lead me to seek certification in equine- assisted psychotherapy and ecotherapy. I went on to practice at a nature-based therapy center, where I gained understanding about how our relationships to our bodies, animals, and the natural environment can lead to growth and healing. On my own, I have extensively studied spirituality in counseling, Jungian concepts, and expressive arts.
I moved to Oregon in 2015, determined to find a place that I would love to call home for a long time. In addition to working as a therapist, I am an artist with painting as my primary medium. I
have taken a path that has focused on education, art and creativity, and growth as a person and a therapist. I have experienced my own challenges related to health and healing, and I have an ever-evolving understanding about how we can embrace both the dark and the light times. I have two sweet cats, Gustavo and Marcel.
Treatment Orientation & Philosophy:
I approach therapy as a process that invites you to access your own inner wisdom with care and
support. Therapy can be a good step towards positive change with the right therapist. I am attentive to developing a trusting, authentic relationship wherein we can work together to unravel what is causing you pain, preventing you from creating the life you want, and keeping you stuck. I also hope to help you identify what brings you joy and supports you to feel alive and healthy. I enjoy developing a treatment approach that is individualized to your needs; using a humanistic model and interventions that are gentle, creative and experiential. Emphasis in therapy is on boundaries, honesty, self knowledge, personal responsibility, and acceptance.
*Specialty Training & Experience includes areas of focus and interest practitioners have obtained additional hours of training and experience in. Any specialties the practitioner has received certification in will appear under Education & Certification.