I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 6 years of clinical experience. I graduated with a Master of Social work from the University of Southern Indiana. I have worked with the adult population in my career, assisting clients with depression, anxiety, substance abuse and addictions, relationship issues, and life changes.
I believe in a client centered approach to therapy, helping the client to identify changes needed, then assisting them with goal setting and the steps needed to accomplish those goals. I utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and solution focused therapy to assist clients in achieving their desired changes as quickly as possible. Together we can develop a person centered treatment plan that you will help create, then we will revisit this plan often to check progress toward goals set.
It takes a great deal of courage to ask for help, congratulations for taking the first steps to change! As an experienced and compassionate therapist, I look forward to talking with you and helping you achieve the life changes you seek
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
LCSW #34007890A (Expires: 2022-04-01)
Marla is a great listener. She takes the time to create a friendly environment and to send extra information if needed. She has a way of putting my reality into perspective and makes me reflect. I like that she challenges me.
Marla has been an absolute dream therapist. I was matched with Marla 6 months ago during a tough time. Straight away I could see she was compassionate all while being constructively challenging and proactive. Her regular check-ins and review of worksheets/homework not only shows she cares but also ensured I was continuing to develop practical strategies to deal with my anxiety. The skill set Marla has taught me works and it will continue to be used always even now that my sessions have ceased. I can not recommend Marla enough - truly an amazing counsellor and awesome human being!
Marla is the best therapist I've ever had. She is kind, supportive, and pushes you to the right direction. She puts your issues into perspective, without dismissing it. Most of all - you can feel she truly cares about you, and that's a therapist's true greatness.
I cannot say enough good things about Marla. I’ve been with her for a couple months now and she has enlightened me in so many ways. She truly understands me and what I need each session. She is always available in between sessions to talk and give me advice. I love that even when I’m having a very rough day and I message her, she puts me back into reality, offers guidance on what I can do to help with my anxiety and then tells me how great I’m doing and points out the steps I’m taking to get better. I truly love being Marla’s client and would recommend her to everyone!
Marla has educated, supported, held me accountable and has understood me in ways that makes me receptive to therapy. The algorithm worked - her personality, her approach, and her style meshes wonderfully with mine.
Marla has been a great help for me and I highly recommend her
So far she has been helpful and targeted all my problems and gave me good exercises to practice whatever we talked about
Marla is an amazing therapist with lots of knowledge, understanding and compassion <3 through the past couple of months, I have learnt so much from Marla's guidance and saw a great improvement in my daily moods, outlook and in my relationships with others. I highly recommend Marla to anyone and therapy has really changed my life! :)
I have only had 1 session with Marla up to now but she has sent me several messages to check in with me. She is caring, compassionate and really understands what I am going through. She is wonderful xx
Marla is a great listener and truly wants to help. She offers a variety of resources for you to tackle certain issues outside of scheduled sessions. She is extremely friendly & builds a comfortable and easy relationship dynamic for you to share. I have enjoyed my sessions with Marla so far and look forward to more in the future.
Marla is very easy to talk to and really takes the time to listen. She has been and continues to be very helpful in my journey of self discovery.
I am so blessed to have been paired with Marla. In 4 weeks, our work together has brought me to a healthier, more positive and optimistic state of mind and I now feel equipped with my own little toolkit of exercises to help me in those difficult moments. Marla's kindness, optimism and understanding was a real blessing each week and I looked forward to our weekly video calls - I always felt it was a safe space for me to talk openly and I really valued Marla's thoughts and advice.
I can't thank Marla enough and hope to work with her again in the near future!