Michelle MarksWelcome! I'm Michelle Marks,

I'm a Psychologist and I specialize in blending traditional, innovative, and evidence-based approaches to help you create positive change in your life. I believe in you, and I bring that belief, along with a hopeful and compassionate attitude, a no-nonsense and down-to-earth style, and a toolbox of practical and proven strategies, as I partner with you to overcome your challenges, achieve your goals, live a full, rewarding life, and flourish!

But let's get specific. Read on to learn what I can help you with and how I can help:

Integrative Mind-Body Psychotherapy

As a specialist in integrating therapeutic approaches, I can help you manage stress, relieve anxiety and depression, neutralize negative and critical thinking, feel better about yourself, move past your past, and create a better future! I can also help you manage chronic pain, cope with medical challenges, and improve your health!

In our work together, my goal is to help you develop skills, strategies, and resources that suit your lifestyle and temperament so they're life-enhancing and sustainable. I will guide, support, and cheer for you as you make changes that will give you the peace of mind and freedom from suffering you deserve!

Positive Psychology Coaching

For the past 20 years, I've been studying Positive Psychology, the science of human flourishing. It changed my life and I know it can change yours!

By integrating Positive Psychology with other time-honored and cutting-edge methods, my signature approach balances exploring and understanding your issues and challenges with tapping into your strengths, building your resilience, and awakening your innate capacity to flourish.

Having traveled this path myself, I am especially excited to work with "late-bloomers" who are finally ready to blossom!

I talk about flourishing a lot, so I should probably explain what I mean by it.

Flourishing is growing toward your full potential, becoming your best and most authentic self, and experiencing happiness, peace of mind, purpose, and satisfaction. I believe we were each born to flourish and the purpose of my work is to help you eliminate the obstacles and optimize the conditions that will support your ability to heal, grow, and flourish!

Not sure if you should choose Psychotherapy or Coaching?

The main difference between psychotherapy and coaching is that therapy is for people experiencing challenges that are impacting their ability to function, and coaching is for people who are doing alright but want more from themselves and their lives. It's similar to the difference between physical therapy and fitness coaching. Physical therapy is for people looking to recover from a physical injury or limitation, and fitness coaching is for people looking to improve their fitness or achieve optimal fitness.

If you're not sure which is right for you, that's ok, because my work is tailored for each client. And here's a little secret: there's a lot of overlap between therapy and coaching strategies. So, if what you're reading on this site appeals to you, contact me. I'll meet you where you are and help you get where you want to go!

 

I have a special interest in the challenges of women in their middle years. Click here to learn why I believe Positive Psychology is such a great gift for midlife women!

Free Online Training

This 6-week video training program will help you thrive in this challenging world! You'll discover helpful breathing, mindfulness, positivity and compassion practices and strengthen your capacity for resilience and happiness.

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was greater than the risk it took to blossom." Anaïs Nin.

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