Marianne is a licensed master social worker specializing in couples and families. She has advanced training through the Ackerman Institute for the Family and uses an eclectic and strength-based approach drawing from the Ackerman Relational Model (ARA), the teachings of John Gottman, as well as a variety of theoretical frameworks to help couples and and families break through barriers to achieve greater understanding,
connections, and intimacy in relationships.
Marianne believes it takes courage and vulnerability to seek help. She creates an empathic, curious, and collaborative space for couples and families to have difficult conversations toward understanding, repairing, or restructuring relationships. She helps couples and families struggling with a range of issues including communication challenges, infidelity, blended families, divorce, infertility, anxiety, financial conflicts, and parenting struggles.
Marianne also works with couples seeking proactive maintenance of their relationships. In addition, she works with individuals, adults, children, and adolescents using a combination of psychodynamic therapy and cognitive behavioral techniques. Individuals seeking therapy are often weighed down with thoughts, feelings, and emotions that make them feel stuck and trapped in negative feelings, impeding happy and fulfilling relationships. She works together with the individual to unpack this heavy bag and carve a path towards greater insight, understanding, empowerment and self-compassion.
Marianne practiced as a therapist at the Educational Alliances’ outpatient clinic and its school-based counseling programs treating clients across the life cycle. Having become devoted to working with couples and families, she began post-graduate training at the Ackerman Institute where she completed the Clinical Externship in family therapy and worked as a therapist in their clinic after training.
Master of Social Work, Columbia University School of Social Work
Certified Couple and Family Therapist, Ackerman Institute for the Family
Bachelor of Arts, Bates College