I am an experienced LMSW social worker with 25 years of experience working with the multicultural population of Detroit, Michigan and the greater Wayne County area. I have worked with children in foster care and residential care and in juvenile justice placements. I have worked with families, young adults, teens and adults with issues of abuse, neglect, substance use, depression, anxiety, loss and grief, economic hardships, parenting challenges, medical issues, blended and divorced families. I have provided treatment for HIV patients and those seeking support to be the most authentic people they can be.
I believe in helping clients find their strengths no matter what life circumstances have impacted them. I regard my clients positively unconditionally. My favorite quote from Winston Churchill is to "Never, Never Give Up." I believe people should be as happy as they can possibly be.
I will use Motivational Interviewing, Person Centered and Cognitive Behavior therapy tools in sessions. I also like Mindfulness to aid relaxation and combat overall stress. But above all, I will listen and learn what you are thinking, doing and feeling to aid your overall emotional adjustment.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Emptiness , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , HIV / AIDS , Impulsivity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMSW #6801074204 (Expires: 2022-04-30)
Marlene is amazing. She is someone real who is understanding and listens and made me feel safe. I have grown so much in just a few months of talking to her and felt a weight lifted off my chest and in control of my anxiety. I highly recommend Marlene.
Professional, experienced and caring, she immediately put me at ease with her warmth and concern. She was also able to quickly identify my main issues and retain all the information I had given in such a short time. Excellent therapist. Highly recommended
I never received therapy, but I always feel safe to disclose my feelings with Marlene since my very first session. She helps me identify the things I’m struggling with in life and offers effective solutions for problems I face, big or small. Outside counseling, I try to reflect on my feelings and apply what I have learned from my therapist.