I graduated from Argosy University in Seattle in 2013 with a M.A. in counseling psychology where I completed my education in mental health counseling. Afterwards I obtained a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) and mental health professional (MHP). I attended Seattle Central College in 2012 where I completed my education in drug and alcohol counseling. Afterwards I obtained a licensed chemical dependency professional (CDP). I also provide trauma therapy. I am a certified clinical trauma professional (CCTP) endorsed by the International Association for Trauma Professionals, and I am trained in Common Elements Treatment Approach (CETA). As an eating disorder intuitive therapy (EDIT) certified therapist I provide therapy for eating disorder recovery. You can view my profile in the EDIT treatment directory of treatment providers at http://editcertified.com/edit-certified-directory/#Marbie. I began working in the mental health field in 2010 and substance use disorders field in 2012.
Before starting my graduate program I worked with children and youth as a residential counselor, behavioral specialist and drug and alcohol counselor. I worked in psychiatric inpatient, sub-acute and chemical dependency residential programs. I counseled at risk children, teens and families impacted by the foster care system and addiction. During my master's program I worked in community mental health with adults recovering from chronic mental illness.
For my clinical internship I worked as an intern therapist in an outpatient treatment program. I provided psychotherapy to adults recovering from mental illness and substance use. I worked with diverse populations impacted by the criminal justice and legal system. I continued working with this population and provided individual psychotherapy, group therapy, assessments, treatment planning, case management and outreach services to adults recovering from mental illness, substance use and trauma.
I have volunteer experience counseling survivors of domestic violence (DV) at a DV shelter. I volunteered at a drop in center where I counseled lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, interex, asexual (LGBTQIA) youth. I volunteered for a non-profit organization promoting healthy, stigma-free mental wellness, mental health awareness, recovery and preventative programs. I have volunteer experience at a women's center where I provided research on ways to better counsel and support women in education.
After graduating in 2013 with my master's degree I continued to work in community mental health with adults. I worked as a counselor and case manager. In 2017 I returned to school to pursue a doctorate degree. I am currently in school as a doctoral student while working in behavioral health. I currently work with people impacted by eating disorders and body image concerns in an adult residential program. I started my private practice in Seattle in February 2016.