As a therapist with over 15 years of experience, Marrie knows first-hand that mental wellness is not a standalone goal. Happiness and wellbeing are a composite of different facets of one’s life, including aspects such as exercise, nutrition, and interpersonal relationships. To facilitate a holistic approach to mental health and wellness, Marrie pioneered the ACTIVE approach to counseling.
The ACTIVE approach focuses on the main pillars which uphold a patient's mental health:
Attitude (positive thinking)
Connect (social support and coaching)
Therapy (integrative and comprehensive holistic counseling)
.Ignite (fuel your body, mind, and heart)
Vision (passion, dreams, and personal goals for your family, work, and life.)
Exercise (integrate regular activity into your life to optimize your health)
This ACTIVE protocol lays the foundation for an integrative approach to ensuring patients’ overall wellbeing and vitality. When you make a positive change in one pillar of your life, it affects positive change in other areas as well. This is apparent when one looks at the example of nutrition - not only does food fuel your body, but it fuels your mind as well .The foods you eat can impact the body’s production of dopamine and other hormones that contribute to mood and energy. By eating nutritiously, you can feel better both physically and mentally.
Using this protocol enables Marrie to work with patients to help them gain a better understanding of themselves, their goals, and how to build the foundation for the life they want - which empowers her patients to realize tangible shifts in their actions and perspectives. By changing the way you think, you can change your life. From altering thought patterns to replacing negative thoughts with positive statements, you have the power to overcome anxious, intrusive thoughts and feelings.
Marrie’s areas of expertise are extensive. Her experience includes treating patients with conditions from PTSD, counseling patients through divorce, depression, and self esteem issues, and more. Some of her favorite specialties to work with are anxiety, child or adolescent issues, weight loss, and family counseling. (Take a look at Marrie’s Psychology Today profile for a comprehensive list of the issues she works with).
If you are ready to experience personal growth and work toward living an overall more fulfilling and empowering life, schedule your first appointment with Marrie today. If you have any questions regarding her therapeutic style, please reach out to her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.