Marylise Zwarts


About Me

Congratulations for taking the first step into getting better!
If you’re here because you are struggling and you want some help, it is essential to find the therapist that is right for you…
Maybe you’re just tired of feeling stuck or feeling not good enough. Or maybe you’re exhausted to repeat the same patterns, to keep getting into the wrong relationships. Maybe you can’t get over that person you lost…
Maybe you’re looking for help because of disturbing memories that are haunting you, because you can’t take anymore the nightmares, the urges, and the fear. Maybe you feel that nobody understands what you are going through, that nobody can help you to get better NOW !

What if I tell you that therapy can be a fast road to feeling good with yourself? What if I tell you that you can get up in the morning excited about a new day, confident that you’ll make the right choices, happy to face whatever life will be bringing up?
Ok don’t get me wrong: therapy is not miracle. You’re not going to get up tomorrow morning in an ideal world without having to put some effort into getting well.
But if I do my job, and if you do your part, you can quickly feel better and then work your way towards a happy life, whatever that word means to you. Yes, the right therapy with the right person offers incredible breakthroughs, facilitate closure and can lead to a newer version of you !

Now let me tell you more about me. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. I have been practicing for fifteen years in France and in the USA as a mental health counselor and fully trained EMDR therapist. I offer my services for individuals and couples, online and face-to-face.
But beyond the academic credentials, I have always believed in the importance to meet people where they are, and where they need help.
As a trauma specialist and EMDR clinician, I practiced in various countries and environments (including not-for-profit organizations, mental health institutions, residential substance abuse programs, private practice), and I got to meet clients experiencing all sorts of emotional and behavioral disorders. I have been counseling patients feeling stuck, underachieved, burnt out, anxious, depressed and unhappy, but also persons who are suffering from overwhelming feelings due to substance abuse, phobia, loss, grief, eating disorders, suicidal ideation, PTSD, trauma and addiction...

I believe that fast progress is a fantastic motivation, so I use my skills and energy towards that goal : I want you to feel better now, so we can work at making you feel good about yourself in any circumstances. I strongly believe that everyone has inner resources to recover from difficult experiences. I am here also to help you reinforce your ego and have a positive perception of yourself.
As therapy is not one size fits all, I use a variety of therapeutic techniques, such as the person-centered approach (Carl Rogers), Cognitive and Behavioral approach (CBT), solution focused brief therapy (SFBT), the psychodynamic approach and EMDR, to guide my clients through a fast healing process.

My ultimate goal ? Help you to embrace your life without needing my help (or any therapy) anymore.
Together we can get you to feel independent, confident and free to make the choices that are right for you.


  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video





LMHC #MH16940 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Written by T.A. on Sep 04, 2019 after counseling with Marylise for 3 weeks

Marylise Zwarts is absolutely competent as a counselor. She has the ability to listen to you very carefully and patiently and will be able to give you insights that will help you progress in life and see some light in dark times. I am very thankful that BetterHelp matched me with Marylise. She is caring and very kind. She manages to express useful advice with confidence and makes sure she respects your emotions and feelings. She gives you space to express yourself freely with no judgement. It's a blessing to have a therapist such as Marylise especially when you're going through a difficult period of time. I really recommend her as a therapist to anyone willing to work on personal issues.

Written by M.A. on Aug 30, 2019 after counseling with Marylise for 3 months on issues concerning trauma and abuse

I would highly recommend Marylise. She is very friendly and supportive and has really helped me to progress in the last few months. She's also very knowledgeable and has helped me on a wide range of issues. I would particularly recommend her for trauma. EMDR has helped me with trauma more than anything else ever has.

Written by F.A. on Aug 25, 2019 after counseling with Marylise for 2 months on issues concerning parenting issues, and anger management

It has now been almost 2 months that my therapy with Marylise has started. She has been really amazing at supporting me and using her expertise to help me find solutions to the issues I face. She replies quickly and makes it a commitment to make time for our exchanges every week. I also appreciate that she can speak my native language (French), and that she shows patience in reaching me despite the connexion issues I have being in remote places.

Written by S.I. on Aug 20, 2019 after counseling with Marylise for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

You will love Marylise! She truly listens, offers strong advice, and she is competent. A+

Written by C.L. on Jun 12, 2019 after counseling with Marylise for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

Marylise has a very gentle yet confident way of helping me with my anxiety and emotions. I have gained many insights into my depression by spending time with her in therapy. I recommend her for anyone curious about issues that she specializes in as she is very experienced and offers great compassion.

Written by O.L. on Jun 11, 2019 after counseling with Marylise for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, and career difficulties

Marylise is very professional, experienced and pragmatic. Not only she knows perfectly how to LISTEN to you, but she TALKS in a clever way: she puts the right words on your needs, thoughts and feelings. She has a good idea of the progression from a session to the next one. She is very open minded because she has a deep knowledge of the human being and of the various ways of healing wounds - in several fields: love, family, work, friends. What is more, she talks perfectly French!

Written by M.I. on Jun 06, 2019 after counseling with Marylise for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is understanding, patient, and gives me wonderful advice. She is my first ever therapist and helped me a lot to develop to a better person and a better way to understand myself. Grateful to her for every minute spent with me. Thank you