"Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls." - Joseph Campbell
Hello and Welcome! I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) with over 20 years in mental and behavioral health. I am a Christian and understand how powerful our faith is to our healing and our struggle. I have primarily worked with adults, teens, and young adults. Most people who seek my support are experiencing some form of transition or stress in their lives. Typically this means they are trying to move forward in some arena in their life, whether it be work, school or relationships. Often when we are going through a transition or have some stressor we look for meaning and a way through. I have been able to help others move through these difficult spots by focusing on who they are and their strengths.
I believe the most effective way forward is by being open, yet not judgmental of ourselves and our situation. Self-compassion and practicing empathy for ourselves and others can help us move forward. Knowing what is most important to you, your values, and how that relates to what you are facing is always the foundation of our work together.
My therapeutic approach is based in strength-based approaches including Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused Therapy. I can also offer Brene Brown's work on The Daring Way and Rising Strong if appropriate for what you are experiencing. I often also include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches to help address some of our stressful behavioral and thought patterns. I offer my clients practical tools and resources, such as breath work, book/video suggestions, mindfulness training, and journaling.
When we work together, you can expect a compassionate and curious environment. I believe that you have the answers and solutions within you and when we work together we will find them and bring them to life.
I look forward to meeting you and wish you well with whatever brought you here today.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder
LMFT #MFC 39662 (Expires: 2020-12-31)
I enjoy my sessions with Colleen very much. I thought I could handle my situation & issues by myself but after talking with Colleen the weight just lifted off me. I didn't think I was going to say much in our phone conversations but I really did a lot of talking & Colleen just listened. Afterwards, she made me really think on certain issues. It's nice to write 24/7 to Colleen what I am feeling and/or going through. She is so good at replying back.
After the first session with Colleen I immediately saw the light. She really helped me to discover the challenges that have been holding me back from being who I’ve always needed/ wanted to be. She connects the dots for you and does it in the most compassionate way. As a working professional and full time student I have found it difficult to meet with a counselor in person because of my hectic schedule. I am so grateful for this service. I literally talk to Colleen during my lunch at work as if she were a best friend that I’m catching up with. It has helped tremendously. If you are considering counseling I would highly recommend it. All the support you need is just a call, message, or video message away. Thank you Colleen. I look forward to continuing these sessions and evolving
Colleen has been so helpful to me. She provides a good balance of being a listening ear and providing new ways/strategies to view and cope with various situations. She responds in a timely fashion and has genuinely impacted my life in a positive way.
Colleen has been a great help in a time of need. She is helping me to sort out the primary things I need to do from day-to-day to get balance back into my life. She understands my situation of moving through the process of a divorce that I did not want and offers practical and applicable advice to take the steps I need every day to care for myself at this time. She responds to me almost daily by messaging and it is such a comfort to know she is there to listen and redirect me when I begin to go in a wrong direction. I am sure with her guidance, I will come through my situation healthy, productive, and able to make good decisions.
I found Colleen Marshall to be wonderful and attentive. She seem to listen and provide the guidance I needed at that moment. I found her to really listen and then allow me to talk and work through the issues at hand. I’m really happy she was there at a time when I was really needing counseling. I would highly recommend her to anyone and I feel that she could have a heart for anyone who needed help.
Colleen has great listening skills that helps me to process my thoughts and feelings. She is very understanding and offers good general advice related to our discussions. I am always happy to hear from her and feel more positive about life after our conversations.
Colleen is a very compassionate person. She listens to everything that you have to say, and reads in to every aspect of your situation. Colleen has helped me a lot in such a short period of time. I can’t thank her enough. I was very blessed to receive her as my counselor.
Colleen has helped me so much. I am so thankful for this service and that I can do it from my own home as I am extremely busy.
Colleen is a great listener and counselor and has gone above and beyond to always be there for me. I got lucky finding her. I would recommend her to anybody.
I really like Colleen. I have found her to be very supportive and honest. She always gives me something to think about and the worksheets she gives me help me to logically work through my emotions. I look forward to continuing to work with her.
Colleen is kind, responsive, and helpful. I highly recommend her.
Colleen stepped in when I needed support. Thank you Colleen!!!
Colleen Marshall was very professional, encouraging and supportive of my immediate needs. I was overwhelmed and stressed and needed a listening ear to allow me to hear myself think so to speak. What impressed me was that she respected and adjusted our conversation likewise when we were interrupted by my great-grandson's untimely entrance. I appreciate that she sent me a worksheet to focus my thoughts for the things that had been going well with my grandson, what had been going well with my job search and the things I noticed that was working. What is happening and how hard was it also. Her "gratitude journal" really has been helpful to get me to focus on the positive experiences. Writing down three entries every day was a challenge at first; however, I am flowing with them now. I look forward to our next two meetings. Thanks Colleen for being a great listener and available to my immediate need. I do feel better today, in spite of all the challenges that have happened.
I’m amazed at the depth of knowledge of my counselor Colleen; she’s amazing and has helped me thru so much so far.