Marie has over 15 years experience providing Individual, Marital, and Family Therapy. Using various techniques including solution focused and systems theory, she is eager to help you reach your optimal mental health. Marie loves working with couples to help them thrive in their relationship. Marie also specializes in trauma and uses EMDR with great success. LGBTQ friendly.

Effective communication
Assertiveness training
Goal development
Task follow-up
LGBT friendly
Relationship interaction/conflicts
Weight loss
Career development and change
Knowledge of Military lifestyle

“Divorce coaching is a flexible, goal-oriented process designed to support, motivate, and guide people going through divorce to help them make the best possible decisions for their future, based on their particular interests, needs, and concerns.” American Bar Association


Providing guidance through the difficult times in your divorce process

Marie has extensive training to help you progress through every step of your divorce process. Marie has a Masters of Counseling and has over 9 years of experience working with people going through a divorce.

What can I expect in this process?
How do I manage discovery tasks?
What are my goals?
How do I move forward in my life?

Additional meetings can be scheduled as needed. Marie will hold you accountable, increase your confidence, help you develop your action plan, and meet your goals in your divorce.

Divorce Coaching is not therapy. Psychotherapy often focuses on feelings and understanding the past to resolve issues. Divorce Coaching is goal oriented and task focused. It is a cash based service.


Co-parenting services emphasizes the fact that divorced spouses will be in each other’s life as they raise their children, and it is in children’s best interest for their parents to be cooperative and co-parent together.

Marie will teach and support effective communication, conflict resolution, understanding children’s developmental needs, and cooperative scheduling so you can get along as you raise your children together.

Divorce is fraught with emotional trauma for children. It is typically the highest priority of divorcing parents to do everything possible to minimize the negative impact on the children.

By working with Marie, the emotional stress and trauma that your children may suffer as a result of the divorce process will be addressed with care and professionalism. She will assist you in working out the terms of an agreement that lays a solid foundation for you to effectively co-parent, communicate and relate to one another. You will be helped to develop a well-conceived co-parenting plan that will implement mutually agreed upon guidelines as to how you will share in the daily responsibilities of raising your children going forward.


Have you ever set goals, only to then be frustrated with yourself when you didn’t meet them? Wanting to lose weight? Be more financially stable? Be more assertive when interacting with others? Or change jobs. Maybe you made too many goals. Maybe the goals are too big, not attainable.

As your Life Coach, I’ll help you set goals which can be achieved. Goals where you can experience a feeling of accomplishment.

I’ll track your goals with you
Hold you accountable
Praise your progress
Problem solve your challenges.

Life coaching is NOT therapy. Understanding the past and processing feelings are less an emphasis than solution focused, goal identification and achievement.


Marie strongly believes all disputes can be mediated if the parties agree to participate. As a Divorce and Family mediator, her goal is to assist spouses and families in transforming difficult and challenging communications into positive and peaceful conversations. Marie has over 200 hours of training in dispute resolution techniques and has met the mediation training requirements to mediate divorce and family conflict. Marie can mediate for divorce and parenting issues including separation agreements and parent/teen challenges.

According to the Code of Virginia, which contains the State of Virginia Statutory laws, “mediation means a process in which a mediator facilitates communication between the parties and, without deciding the issues or imposing a solution on the parties, enables them to understand and to reach a mutually agreeable resolution to their dispute.” § 8.01-581.21

While mediation might feel therapeutic, mediation is not therapy. Mediators also cannot give legal advice. Marie cannot meet with you separately, since as a mediator, she must remain unbiased.

Marie has 25 year’s experience helping people achieve their goals.

Marie received a Masters of Counseling degree in 1999 at theUniversity Phoenix.

Military discount for active duty and retired military.

Facetime/Skype appointments are available.


309 Lynnhaven Parkway, Suite 100
Virginia Beach, VA 23452