"Marilyn was/is so helpful in helping my husband and I deal with our relationship/family/individual struggles and she was super quick to pin point the issues and just as fast was able to provide solutions. Highly recommend!!"
"I have seen Marilyn, four or five times a year, for several years. Locally, she has a well known and trusted professional. I have found her to be unbelievably insightful. My personal growth has been amazing, without her assistance, the progress I have made would have taken many years to achieve on my own! If you have preconceived ideas of what therapy is, get ready to learn that it can be an interesting, fun and rewarding experience!!! I always look forward to seeing Marilyn!!!"
"I wish I could say goodbye in person as we are getting ready to move. You've helped me get my "soul" back. Plus, you are so damned funny. You are my earthly angel, for sure!"
"You have been my guidance in helping me see my inner strength. I know I'm not the easiest person to help keep moving forward. I will always be grateful for your professionalism and friendship through the years. You are one of those special, rare people that are so few in this world that can support me when I cry, when I laugh, and bring a smile to my face when I finally "get it"!"
"For years I fought issues with alchohol. I never considered myself a "raging" alcoholic, but I knew deep down that alcohol was keeping me from my true potential. Due to Marilyn's unique ability to connect and make me comfortable, I was able to be completely honest and expose my most difficult secrets. Together we tackled my alcohol dependence head on and, after just 2 visits, I can truthfully say alchohol is no longer part of my life. I benefitted from her use of Rapid Resolution Therapy techniques, which I can attest to its immediate effectiveness."
"I always think about how much of a transformation you made for me in such difficult times. I am beyond thankful for all the information and tools you provided for me for this crazy journey we call life."
“Marilyn is brilliant at what she does. She has a way of getting right to the core of what I need to work on, and she answers my questions before I even ask them. I’ve never met someone so intuitive! From the moment I walked into her office, she made me feel right at home and had me laughing. She is fun, funny, and full of life, which makes being in her company an absolute pleasure. Marilyn has helped me gain a better understanding of myself and has given me invaluable tools for reaching my full potential. I’m so grateful to her!”
“I have collaborated with Marilyn in the treatment of a variety of cases. She is consistent in her professionalism and dedication, which in turn translates into positive outcomes. She offers a great deal of experience and is very thorough and accurate in the assessment and treatment of clinical problems involving adults, children, and families. She is one of my most highly regarded therapists.”
Jaime Barker, MD (Psychiatrist)
"I feel like I had a lot of growth this past year and so many things you have taught me over the years are clicking and connecting with the work and self care I am exploring these days. So grateful to you for introducing and teaching me a new perspective."
“Thank you so much for seeing me today. It never fails, when I have the chance to talk to you, I leave feeling grounded and I find joy!!”
"Marilyn has a special way of breaking down barriers that people like to put up. She is so warm and inviting, there is never an uncomfortable moment. She will push you to succeed and advance with your life’s conquests. I have been seeing Marilyn through many ups and downs, and she has helped me get through every single one of them. Getting a new outlook on life and your own independence is so refreshing and that is what Marilyn has done for me. It is always a pleasure in her office! Finding her in my time of need was such a gift, not only for me, but my entire family."
"When I look back on the past year since I first stepped in to Marilyn's office, I can hardly recognize the person I was. I came to her lost, off-kilter, unconscious, and disconnected to my truth. Marilyn is honest, she is wise, but most importantly she has a way of helping you acknowledge and follow the truth within yourself. I cannot describe the level of clarity, peace, confidence, stability, and joy that I feel in every area of my life. Thank you Marilyn!"
“Marilyn and I have built a strong professional relationship, bridging our respective skills in acupuncture and psychotherapy. In our collaboration we have helped many people heal from such problems as addiction, depression, anxiety, and grief, and have successfully treated a variety of women's health issues and children's behavioral difficulties. Marilyn's open-mindedness and respect for all healing modalities is one of her great assets.”
Hui Luo, AP, PhD (Acupuncture Physician)
“Love the way she gets right to the point and provides viable steps to move forward. She is well connected in the community and always willing to share her fountain of information to help patients find the resources they are in need of."
“I have known Marilyn now for over 5 years both personally and professionally. She has been my go-to resource for working with students and their families who need outside counseling help. Marilyn makes my job easier because she’s an effective communicator, she always finds time to speak with families I refer to her, she has a wealth of experience, and most importantly, she truly cares about helping children and families overcome their obstacles to a fuller life. What I also appreciate is her honest approach to counseling. I highly recommend taking the time to speak with Marilyn as she does have an incredible gift for helping people of all ages.”
Mike Mapes (School Counselor, Sarasota School of Arts & Sciences)
“I’ve suffered from serious mental illness and struggled with substance abuse for most of my life. In a short period of time, I’ve already experienced an enormous sense of relief and am the happiest I’ve ever been. Marilyn is a solid professional with a benevolent and compassionate style that I trust and puts me at ease with my fears, helping me to heal and find healthier directions. Her skillful, therapeutic talents are complemented by her intuitive, restorative gifts. I am truly grateful she is in my life.”