I strive to work collaboratively with each client in a non-judgmental space to improve overall happiness and well-being. It is my belief that everyone has this capability but many factors including life stressors and challenging obstacles can stand in the way of achieving this. It is my goal to meet the client where they are to uncover difficult roadblocks and provide the tools to foster improvement in individuals' unique goals. With a strong emphasis on the therapeutic relationship, I create a safe & comfortable environment for change.
I have worked with individuals aged 5-78 as well as families and couples from a variety of backgrounds with a range of mental health concerns. I have previously worked in substance abuse treatment, hospice care and grief counseling. Training in trauma, CBT, motivational interviewing and strengths-based therapy allow for an integrative & flexible approach.
I believe everyone has the capacity to live a positive and enjoyable life and it is my goal to help facilitate each client in gaining the skills and tools to forge a more fulfilling path. Please reach out for a consultation to discuss if I can be of assistance in meeting your treatment goals and taking steps towards a positive and productive change in your life.
I know finding a therapist can be daunting. I try to be approachable and make it easy. I practice an integrative approach to psychotherapy, focusing on my client's cognitive, behavioral and psychological presentation as well as their family, social and spiritual support systems. I am goal-oriented and believe collaboration with other health professionals is critical to providing excellent care. I have a warm and welcoming approach and value the use of humor in my practice. My goal is to have you be as comfortable as possible in order for you to make uncomfortable but necessary changes.
Marna has been featured in Healthline.com and Chesapeake Family Life Magazine. She also served as an expert panelist for University of Maryland, Baltimore County.