Mariel Marshall is a Licensed Associate Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Mariel received a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Psychology with a minor in Counseling from Ithaca College. Later, Mariel earned a Master of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in psychiatric and developmental disabilities.
Mariel has experience providing individual and group counseling, and brief family therapy in outpatient and day program settings with adolescents, teens, and adults. She is skilled at creating individualized treatment plans. Her counseling technique can be described as multi-faceted utilizing dialectical behavior therapy (informed), person-centered therapy, narrative therapy, strength-based approaches, and cultural humility approaches.
Mariel is passionate about creating equal opportunities for people of color to have access to mental health information and treatment. She is driven to establish an empathetic, respectful, and collaborative counseling environment that is built around the client’s cultural identity to help the client become comfortable in their relationship with themselves and better their belief in their innate ability to achieve their optimal quality of life.
Mariel strongly believes that "all clients are experts in their lives and already have the tools necessary to overcome life challenges. However, with additional guidance from a professional counselor, clients will be able to learn and develop new skills to achieve their life goals."