Substance Use Disorders, Children, Adolescents, Adults
Marianne is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CMHC) with seven years of experience in the mental health field. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Utah State University in Logan, Utah. She also has a Master’s degree in mental health counseling from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, specializing in group therapy and individual therapy.
Marianne’s professional experience includes group and individual therapy from a correctional setting, and from outpatient clinics throughout the Salt Lake City area.
Marianne works with individuals and groups on issues such as family, divorce, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger management, parenting skills, grief and loss, physical and sexual abuse, and adolescent issues.
Marianne’s work style is extremely relaxed, informal manner that is collaborative in nature. Her therapy sessions most resemble a warm conversation in a soothing office setting. She likes to use humor occasionally and takes careful consideration to make sure the office setting is a safe place for a client to feel free to laugh, cry, or express anger as needed.
Marianne believes that most people not only experience stress and anxiety by unfortunate events, but that they also construct their views of reality in the stories they tell about themselves after the incident of trauma or stress. While as therapists, we rely on different counseling techniques, Marianne’s primary focus is with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). Both of these types of therapies can help most people overcome irrational, dysfunctional, and unhealthy thought processes that tend to add additional emotional strain, trauma, and tension to life stressors. She also has experience with Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).