Marlene Knecht

Therapist Marlene Knecht Photo

About Me

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
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 25

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMSW #6801074204 (Expires: 2022-04-30)


Written by F.A. on Nov 21, 2021 after therapy with Marlene for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

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.

Written by S.U. on Sep 03, 2021 after therapy with Marlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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

Written by O.L. on Aug 29, 2021 after therapy with Marlene for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and coping with life changes

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.