Marie is a New York native who loves music, reading, meditating, and running. Marie holds a BA in Psychology and is currently completing her MA in Counseling at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Marie has worked 15+ years in an array of Human Services advocacy roles in sectors like youth non-profits, private organizations such as the Port Authority, and most recently for the New York City Department of Education. Throughout her professional career, the focal point of Marie's work has been to support the mental health needs of marginalized and disenfranchised populations across New York City in navigating intergenerational traumas, immigration and legal issues, abuse, neglect and abandonment, homelessness, gender, and racial discrimination, intersectionality, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse disorders, and depression. Marie has a passion for positive mental health holistic practices, empowering clients to see the power of their respective voices, fostering positive therapeutic alliances, and reintroducing clients to their power. Marie's approach to therapy is eclectic in that the techniques and approaches used are based on the individual needs and goals of the client. Marie's overall goal is to create a supportive, non-judgmental, and brave space where clients can reset to focus on their strengths to thrive towards overall wellness.