Dr. Marlys Rixey

(PsyD, LCPC)

About Me

Hello, I am Dr. Marlys Rixey, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in the state of Maryland. I am also a National Certified Counselor. My interest in Mind/Body Health lead me to a Masters in The Expressive Arts as Therapy with a concentration in Dance/Movement, Breathwork and Meditation. I continued my studies focusing on Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Humanistic and Positive Psychology, and Jungian and Existential therapy. I received my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with research in Behavioral Cardiology. This eclectic combination of studies has allowed me to personalize my approach to each individual.

I work within a strength based model, allowing individuals to focus on their competence and resilience. Empowering individuals to gain more control of their emotions and understand their behavior increases increases awareness which facilitates growth and change.

Although I have spent most of my life on the east coast, I love to travel out west and spend time in the mountains. I love the arts, especially music, as well as exploring different cultures.
I look forward to connecting with you on your journey of self exploration.


Stress, Anxiety
Life Transitions
Mind/Body Health
Medical Illness Counseling
Grief and Loss


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Communication Problems , Mood Disorders , Somatization

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Somatic Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LCPC #LC0411 (Expires: 2021-01-31)


Written by M.I. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Marlys for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have only have 2 sessions with Dr Rickey and I am feeling a change. I am very optimistic about my process with her!