Mariann has been working in the field of counseling for over 20 years. Mariann has worked in a variety of settings; hospitals, schools, community mental heath center and private practice. She initially started working in an alcohol treatment facility while completing licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor, certificate in Addictions and then proceeded to obtain licensure as Marriage and Family Therapist. Mariann specializes in working with individuals with a multitude of issues including behavioral issues, alcoholism, dual diagnosis, life transitions, anxiety, depression, and relational problems.
Mariann integrates a family systems approach addressing the needs of the individual as they understand their family and personal relationships, navigate challenges in their daily life, life cycle transitions and/or the behavioral issues in their recovery process. Mariann works with individuals who struggle with alcoholism and their family members, as they both understand each other and their recovery. Mariann assists individuals facing conflict in their relationalships to improve communications and rebuild their relationships. Mariann integrates techniques from Cognitive Behavioral, Dialectical Behavioral, Acceptance Commitment Therapies, Mindfulness, 12 Step model, Smart Recovery and Motivational Interviewing.
“In my clinical experience I have developed a strong compassion for understanding the human struggle and quest for knowledge. I believe every individual has a story, an experience, and a distinct way of viewing and coping with life. Each client has individual needs; goals and interventions are developed to meet those needs and to give hope so they become empowered to change their lives.