About Marilyn

 In our time together, I will welcome you to a warm comfortable setting where you can relax and feel at ease: here you can seek new understandings of yourself, your situation and your future.

 My clients allow themselves the gift of open vulnerable exploration with me, knowing that they are cared for and they can freely be themselves in this supportive place.

Licensed in 1996, I bring mature well-seasoned attention to each of my clients.  My resourceful and highly intuitive approach leaves you feeling deeply understood and appreciated in our sessions, allowing me the flexibility to respond to you as needed.

License, Certification and Education:

  •  California Marriage and Family Therapist #33634
  • Certified as a Professional Co-Active Coach, Coaches Training Institute, San Rafael,CA
  • Master’s Degree in Counseling, University of San Francisco, California
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Politics, University of California Santa Cruz,California

Professional Experience:

  •  Private Practice since 1996 inSoquel,California
  • Counselor at Family Services Association of PajaroValley,Watsonville, California
  • Counseling Internship at Family Services Association of PajaroValley, Watsonville, CA

Particular Interests and Training:

  •  Psychology of Well-Being
  • Transitions of Midlife
  • Dynamics of substance abuse and recovery
  • Depression and anxiety as indicators of opportunity for growth
  • The role of self care in building confidence
  • Incorporating personal spiritual beliefs and practices to support client’s well being
  • Coaching small business owners regarding brand excellence & customer satisfaction
  • Certified as a Money, Marketing and Soul Coach by Kendall Summerhawk
  • Personal Coaching

More about me:

  •  Happily married to my partner of 39 years
  • Three fine children and seven beautiful grandchildren
  • Love to exercise, hike, garden, sing and read
  • Enjoy spending time with others having meaningful conversations