I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Missouri. I have been a therapist for 30 years, partnering with clients as they seek to make changes in their lives or situations. I have worked with clients seeking help for a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, divorce and separation issues, and family and relationship issues.
My therapeutic style is to provide a welcoming and respectful space to foster open dialogue. I utilize cognitive behavioral and client centered approaches as well as solution focused approaches tailored to my clients' needs. I work with my clients and their families to develop treatment goals that are attainable and ensure that my clients know that they are in charge of their success and treatment.
I am eager to help you explore the changes you would like to make in your life and begin your journey to improved mental health. I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MO LCSW 004883
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Compassionate, intelligent, and very observant. Offers useful insights and practical advice. I highly recommend Marcia to anyone who is seeking a therapist.
Written on Feb 04, 2023 after therapy with Marcia for 2 months on issues concerning depression, lgbt, relationship issues, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
I have been with Marcia for a couple months now and she is so understanding and very good at listening to what I have to say.
Written on Aug 07, 2022 after therapy with Marcia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
Wonderful, understanding, and provide a lot of free space to talk
Written on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with Marcia for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues
Marcia has been both warm and practical in our sessions. She makes me feel listened to. I appreciate how she affirms my experience, while also offering useful ideas for the changes I need to make to improve my mental health.
Written on Sep 17, 2021 after therapy with Marcia for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, family conflicts, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coaching
Marcia has helped me through the toughest time if my life. She has been so kind and patient and has given me thhe kind of support I couldn't get elsewhere. She is a truly wonderful councellor and I cannot explain how grateful I am for everythting she has done for me.
Written on Jul 04, 2021 after therapy with Marcia for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues
Marica does an excellent job of listening to what I have to say and genuinely showing interest in the conversation.
She does a fantastic job at coming up with ideas to work through issues and her mannerisms make for a very comfortable and non stressful conversation.
Written on Jan 21, 2021 after therapy with Marcia for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes