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Marla Seals, LCPC, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I'm so glad that you are here! You've done a courageous thing taking this monumental step in your healing journey. I bring a down-to-earth, approachable presence to therapy and place the utmost importance on fostering a warm and friendly, yet professional relationship with my clients. Developing a strong therapeutic alliance is the foundation that will support you as we explore pathways towards your healing, develop adaptive coping skills, improve emotional regulation and ultimately, you experiencing a more fulfilling life.

Professionally, I have 19-years of experience working with clients presenting with various treatment needs, such as past and current trauma, anxiety, depression, family and relational issues and life stressors. I currently hold clinical licensure in the states of Georgia, Illinois and Washington.

I use a 4-phase approach to the therapeutic process: Phase 1-Diagnostic Assessment , Phase 2-Treatment Planning, Phase 3-Active Treatment and Phase 4-Transition/Discharge. In each phase, we will collaboratively discuss your past, present and the vision of your future self. Since there is no "one-size-fits-all" approach to therapy, I incorporate various evidence based treatment modalities, techniques and skills that may best meet the needs of individual clients.

I am deeply passionate about walking alongside you, as your guide, on this very important journey.

Professional experience

19yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Trauma, Abuse Self esteem, Motivation Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Communication problems, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Mood disorders , Post-traumatic stress, Self-love, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

IL LCPC 180007323

WA LMHC LH61111242

GA LPC LPC010065