I see counseling as a collaborative process in which my clients and I work together to promote feelings of hope, healing, and empowerment. This process is done by creating a safe and trusting environment in which the client and I work together to identify goals; improve communication and coping skills; strengthen self-esteem; and create a sense of autonomy. I have experience helping clients of all ages in areas such as trauma, anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, family stress, and behavioral concerns.
I believe in approaching the counseling relationship in the way that best fits the needs of each individual client. I have received extra training in EMDR (Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Compassion Fatigue, and childhood and adult trauma processing.
I received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Louisiana Tech University, and a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Louisiana Tech University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Louisiana.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Domestic Violence, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LA LPC 5959
Marsha is the best. She’s helped me through some really hard stuff and my anxiety has never been lower in my life.
Written on Feb 21, 2023 after therapy with Marsha for 2 years and 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Marsha is such a great counselor! She made me feel so comfortable from our first meeting and since then has helped me work through so many personal dilemmas. She's a great listener and encourager and is amazing at what she does.
Written on Dec 22, 2020 after therapy with Marsha for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Marsha has been amazing. I know we haven’t gotten to the part of work that she said we should start with (childhood) and I know we need to because it scares me. But she’s done this because she has taken the time to address current life issues I am dealing with. I have confidence we will get there, and am thankful for her patience and the fact that I don’t feel judged or less because of my lifestyle or word choices
Written on Nov 30, 2020 after therapy with Marsha for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd