Hi, My name is Dr. Marian Mikhail [Doctorate of Min., L.C.P.C. Advanced , PhD Clinical Pastoral Counseling, M.Div., LCMHC, LPC, M.A. Rel. Ed.]. I am a licensed therapist in New York and New Jersey with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with grief and loss, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & career difficulties. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
I graduated from Pennsylvania State University 2009, with a Bachelor of Science and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. I continued my path of education afterwards. In 2018, I received a double Masters from Fordham University. The first Masters is in Pastoral Counseling and Spiritual Care. The second Masters is in Religious Education, specializing in youth and young adult ministry.
In 2020, I further joined Holy Sophia Online University to obtain a Masters in Divinity. Concurrently, I graduated in 2022 after 4 years of studying Orthodoxy from the Coptic Orthodox Institute. In 2023, I received my PhD in Clinical Pastoral Counseling from the Colorado Theological School. Currently, I am pursuing my Doctorate of Ministry, specializing in pastoral counseling degree from Liberty University.
Additional areas of focus: Depression, Body Image, Communication Problems, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Self-Love, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
NY LMHC 010409
NJ LPC 37PC00944500
Written on Jan 14, 2024 after therapy with Sr. Marian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
EXCELLENT experience so far!! I'm so glad I found BetterHelp and matched with Dr. Mikhail! It's so comforting having a therapist who is so knowledgeable and has a very strong faith in God! I feel so blessed.
Written on Sep 14, 2023 after therapy with Sr. Marian for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and co
She is a great listener and great therapist
Written on Sep 08, 2023 after therapy with Sr. Marian for 4 months on issues concerning career difficulties, and coaching
She creates a safe environment and really listens to what you are saying. Then she provides responses and suggestions that are open and meaningful. I highly recommend Dr. Mikhail!!
Written on Aug 17, 2023 after therapy with Sr. Marian for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and compassion fatigue
Sister Marian will help you with either a faith-based approach if you are open to it with Biblical references or she will use her years of experience and counseling with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy backed by insight and worksheets or a combination of all to help you come to a peaceful understanding or resolve the situations at hand. I would recommend her.
Written on Jul 10, 2023 after therapy with Sr. Marian for 2 months
SisterMikal listen well and give sound advise. She is understanding and do her best to schedule time to meet.
Written on Jul 04, 2023 after therapy with Sr. Marian for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and adhd