COUNSELING SERVICES

Counseling is a learning process designed to help you better understand yourself and your relationships. My theoretical orientation is Transpersonal, which is concerned with the study of humanity’s highest potential, and with the recognition, understanding, and realization of unitive, spiritual, and transcendent states of consciousness. I believe that people are capable of profound cooperation in living together and striving for self-improvement, and self-fulfillment.

In most cases it is a time-limited, supportive therapy that usually focuses on specific problems and often leads to moderate insight, attitude change, and behavioral change.

EXAMPLES OF ISSUES THAT I WORK WITH

  • Various Addictive Behaviors
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Situational Distress
  • Partners of Addicts
  • Relationship Concerns
  • Spiritual Crisis

While counseling has been demonstrated to be of benefit for many people in a variety of situations, there is no guarantee of a specific result. As with all types of treatment there are both benefits and risks. Therapy is hard work, and at times painful, and it may oftentimes feel that things are getting worse before they get better. The success of our work together depends upon the quality of the efforts on both our parts, and the realization that you are responsible for the life style choices/changes that may result from therapy. It is my hope to assist you with discovering the means to live a more fully functioning life and experience a greater sense of personal satisfaction.

SEXUAL RECOVERY
THERAPIST


As a Sexual Recovery Therapist, Marie trained with Douglas Weiss, Ph.D. Dr. Weiss is a nationally recognized expert in the field of sexual addiction recovery. He is president of the American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy and the Executive Director of Heart to Heart Counseling Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

APSATS CERTIFIED CLINICAL PARTNER SPECIALIST


Marie has completed her training with Barbara Steffens, author of “Your Sexually Addicted Spouse” and industry leader in treating partners of sex addicts. Sex addiction and compulsivity is an issue being encountered within all clinical treatment settings. The wounded and betrayed partner or spouse is, in many settings, the primary patient/client seeking effective assistance and treatment. Over the past several years, there has been a move toward utilizing a trauma perspective in treating the traumatic impact of sex addiction upon the partner or spouse. This is the essential difference from the historical sex addiction models that emerged in the 1980s. Marie is also a board member of APSATS.

CERTIFIED DARING WAY™ FACILITATOR


The Daring Way™ is a highly experiential methodology that we developed to help men, women, and adolescents learn how to show up, be seen, and live braver lives. The method was designed for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders. It can be facilitated in clinical, educational, and professional settings.

During the process we explore topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness. We examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back and we identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.

 NII NATIONAL INDEPENDENT INTERVENTIONISTS


The Network of Independent Interventionists (NII) is an organization dedicated to support, educate, and provide resources to professional independent interventionists so that they can best serve those in need in the most professional and ethical manner.”
The Network of Independent Interventionists (NII) was started by a small group of independent intervention specialists seeking professional support, a mutual exchange of information, educational opportunities and fellowship. Among NII’s growing membership are some of the most experienced, innovative and educated interventionists in the field of addiction and mental health.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment please contact Marie at 469-212-9897. Visit the Forms page to download the forms you will need to fill out and bring with you to your appointment. Click on each button, print and fill out completely. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

Marie also offers Spiritual Direction services. Visit the page to learn more of what Marie can offer you.

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