I am Marie Bates, a licensed professional counselor in private practice. I have been a therapist for 20 years. I received my Masters Degree from Neumann University. I have experience in the treatment of depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, trauma and abuse, bereavement and life changes. My approach is one of compassion, openness and non-judgement so that each person is free to openingly share what is in their mind and heart. I utilize therapeutic approaches that would be the most helpful for the particular needs and goals of the individual such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; Client Centered; Neurolinguistics; Humanistic and Energy Techniques. I can help with coping strategies to manage symptoms; provide a safe space to listen and respond to the thoughts and feelings that may be causing distress; help with encouragement and planning achievable goals; assist with effective communication skills and setting healthier boundaries where needed. I ask questions to help in the development of greater self- awareness which increases the potential for change and healing.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Anger management, Coping with life changes
LPC #37PC00292500 (Expires: 2020-11-30)
Marie found me in a dark place. She was an ear to listen to all my frustrations, negative thoughts/experiences, my thought processes, and made me feel like I was talking to a long term friend. I’m hoping my life gets better, she believes in me and my good intentions, and that made me feel a lot less alone in the world. It’s full of good people that want to help, she’s that and more, thanks Marie. Human to human, I love you, I may have never meet you in person, but I really think you did a great job helping me. Be patient, open minded, and just try.
I think she is amazing. Very supportive, insightful and helpful.