I am a LCSW of 25+ years with experience working with seniors, individuals with depression/anxiety, grief counseling and individuals undergoing dialysis. I use the modality that brings the greatest results in a positive, non-threatening way. Connection is important between the therapist and the client and my experience has given me the opportunity to make great connections. I have always wanted to be a social worker and was able to complete my Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Adelphi University and my Master's degree in Social Work from Columbia University both in New York. I also had the opportunity to earn my MPH in Social Work from the University of California, Berkeley on a scholarship for my interest and work with developmentally disabled adults. Much of my career has been working with the elderly in nursing facilities as the Director of Social Work. This allowed me the opportunity to work closely with both parents and their children who were dealing with many life changes. I have always been interested in the mental health of individuals and have assisted them in reaching their potential of well-being. Other areas of interest and experience has been a therapist in a drug rehab program, home health, hospice and home dialysis patients. My primary approach is through cognitive therapy .
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
ME LCSW LC8862
Marianne is a tender, attentive listener. She helps you reflect you back on yourself for a more accurate, compassionate view of yourself. She is a great resource! I definitely recommend!
Written on Jan 11, 2023 after therapy with Marianne for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Marianne is wonderful, she has been a tremendous help to me!
Written on Dec 19, 2022 after therapy with Marianne for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Marianne was so helpful with getting me through a traumatic event that happened in my life. She was incredibly easy to talk to, asked a lot of questions to help me talk through things, and really made me feel heard and understood. I’m very thankful for Marianne! ♥️
Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Marianne for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and coping with life changes
So far she has been a great help as I struggle through tough times. Very happy with the service provided.
Written on Oct 12, 2022 after therapy with Marianne for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Great listener, asks thought-provoking questions. Intuitive. Helpful. Understanding. Would highly recommend Marianne!
Written on Sep 23, 2022 after therapy with Marianne for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
I have suggested her to my friends!!
Written on Sep 15, 2022 after therapy with Marianne for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety