Hello! My name is Marika, I'm a licensed counselor in Colorado, Washington, and New Mexico. I have over 15 years of counseling experience. I've worked with people in a variety of environments: homes, schools, college counseling center, military bases overseas and stateside, private practice offices, and online. I have a warm and welcoming approach to counseling and am able to offer supportive insight, authentic feedback, and effective tools that you can begin using right away in your life. I work best with clients who view their life as going pretty well overall and who want that extra "oomf" to get through a specific life transition, relationship, career, or personal challenge. If you're open to change, want to feel more connected and content in your life; and are ready to make lasting, positive shifts... then let's get started!
*At this time I work primarily through messaging support with my clients and provide less frequent phone and video sessions. The benefit of this is that we can have multiple (even daily) contacts throughout your week. Many clients enjoy this type of support on their own timeline. It works by giving you a chance to share, reflect, and process when and where it's convenient for you in a written message. And then I'm able to respond with supportive tools, new feedback, and my professional lens to meet your unique needs at that point in your week. I'm usually able to respond to most messages within 24 hrs. This messaging format combined with some live phone calls or video sessions has been an ideal set-up for many clients. If you think this sounds like a supportive plan that might work for you and your topic and areas of focus, let's move forward. But if you know just want regular on-going weekly phone or video sessions let's have you check with another therapist on BetterHelp. Also, if you're dealing with long-term mental health issues that are currently escalated, or are looking for addictions or couples counseling then I am not the right therapist for you. Thank you for understanding. It's important to me that people get the right fit from the beginning!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Depression, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
LPC #5985 (Expires: 2020-08-01)
LMHC #60108345 (Expires: 2020-08-01)
LPCC #115281 (Expires: 2020-09-01)
Marika Dillon is incredibly patient. She seems very down to earth and trustworthy.
Marika is a joy to work with. She truly is an amazing therapist. I was really hesitant to try BetterHelp at first because I was skeptical that I could develop a bond with a counselor through chatting only without seeing pictures or faces. However, Marika and I have developed a wonderful working relationship where I feel understood, listened to, respected, and like she knows me well. Her therapy/advice/guidance/words of wisdom have been so helpful and really applicable to who I am as an individual and my specific life situations and circumstances I am currently managing. I would recommend her to anyone. I truly appreciate who she is as a therapist and the therapy she provides for clients. She has helped me SO much! I am forever grateful.
I feel so good about talking about my issues with her and she has good suggestions which has helped me a lot on how to deal. I also feel more confident in sharing my thoughts instead of holding them in.