Marylouise has her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree graduating summa cum laude and her Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies which supports her work with individuals and groups to accomplish their mental health and well-being goals. Marylouise’s experiences as a licensed Circle of Security International™ Parent Educator, secondary education teacher, clinical and medical therapist, case manager, and military contractor guides her practice in providing confidential, inclusive, and respectful care to people experiencing anxiety, depression, insomnia, low self-esteem, and personal and professional relationship stressors to promote well-being. Marylouise specializes in psychotherapy services including but not limited to Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), and psycho-education to support and develop successful communication skills, healthy coping habits, and behavior management dexterity using a solution-focused approach. Marylouise’s practice is rooted in respecting individual autonomy and developing agency providing a shame and stigma-free environment promoting connection.
Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity. - Pema Chodron