"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)
LMFT #173902 (Expires: 2019-11-30)
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.