I provide therapy for other therapists, which speaks to my competence level. I am 57-years old female and highly competent and skilled in my specialization in interracial couples, infidelity and partner betrayal issues, narcissist and codependent issues, toxic love attachments, Full Disclosure infidelity couples process, and mediate temporary Separation Process for couples on the brink of break-up or divorce. I am also a Certified Personality Disorder Treatment Specialist and Life Coach. My approah is active and direct and lends well for clients who want a no-frills type of therapist/counselor. I integrate therapy with coaching strategies which is highly effective for individual or couples seeking results in a timely manner. I work with individuals and couples and joint sessions involving adult child and parent/s.
My work allows me to witness resilience, hope, and inner strength in the human experience of my clients. My work is my passion and provides inspiration, meaning, and purpose to being.
Marilyn has helped me through one of the darkest times of my life. As a responsible, conscientious woman, I never thought I was capable of having an affair. And yet I found myself in one out of challenging circumstances, and it was discovered. The fallout was brutal and heartbreaking for all involved. I felt completely lost and in crisis - sad, mad, ashamed, hurt, both a victim and a perpetrator --that things would never again be okay. Marilyn helped me navigate through crisis mode to where I am today - a place of increasing peace. She helped me understand how I arrived in the situation I did. To have compassion for myself, and also the people involved whom I hurt. She is both coach and therapist. Deeply warm and empathetic, and appropriately firm when more accountability is needed. My favorite thing about Marilyn is her ability to provide practical, digestible frameworks for understanding my or others' behavior without them feeling formulaic. That balanced with her ability to talk about relationships as a spiritual practice in a non woo-woo manner. She can meet you where you need on these levels. I am scared to think where I would be without this woman’s adept guidance and her expertise managing extremely complex situations such as affairs. If you’re feeling lost in an affair and uncomfortable with your own confusion/compromised integrity, please reach out to her. She is exceptional and I only wish I had found her sooner.
Considering the situation I was emerging from (backstabbing and gaslighting and other fun things), I told Marilyn that I needed her to let me walk beside her-- rather than her lead me or ask me to do much on trust. From very early on she has identified (and helped me see) critical doorways I needed to walk through to become aware of all sorts of things that were waiting in my past for me to find them. By realizing the truth/s hidden in my childhood, I was able to mend some of the deep wounds in my relationship with my dad-- and I was able to see that my mom had been the one to intentionally inflict many of them. Parental alienation, being gaslit by a parent as a kid-- nasty business. I got to be at my dad's side when he died from a swift cancer months later. I'm so grateful I was able to find him before I lost him. Marilyn would not claim credit for the above, but I'm certain of the sequence of doorways I had to move through and I know which ones she was critical in helping me see. I recommend Marilyn.
She saved my marriage and through therapy sessions my husband and I were able to build a stronger foundation. Marilyn supplied us with the tools we need to effectively communicate with one another and to learn to listen to understand which takes work but has made a WORLD of a difference. I was in a very dark place prior to working with Marilyn and now I have found my happiness and strength. She is amazing to work with and I honestly don't know where I would be without her. I highly recommend if you are struggling with your relationship/marriage to contact Marilyn and put in the time to do the work with her. It will be WELL worth it.
Well the first thing I loved about working with Marilyn was that she challenged me as no other psychotherapist had before. My wife and I came to her with specific issues that we had been struggling with for some time. She helped me clearly see what I had been doing to precipitate and perpetuate the problems. She did not allow any veering from the appropriate responsibility I owned in my part of the issues at hand. She is strong, smart and intuitive. I am confident that I am a better man, husband and father with her guidance.
My approach to couples counseling is an active and direct approach - no frills. Let's get to the core issues and get to the Truth of things. My approach works well for couples have "tried everything", and wish to make one final and last attempt to get the relationship or marriage on track before breaking up or divorcing. There IS a greater purpose to why you are together. Would it be a bad idea to find that purpose?
I am a license psychotherapist, a Certified Personality Disorder Treatment Specialist, and a Life Coach. I specialize in interracial couples, infidelity couples counseling, betrayal trauma, toxic love attachments, narcissist and codependent traits, and couples on the brink of breakup or divorce. I also specialize in Full Disclosure infidelity process and also mediate Controlled Separation process as a meditation step before deciding on break-up or divorce.