About Dr. Michelle Marks

Dr. Michelle Marks earned her doctorate in Clinical and School Psychology at Hofstra University in 1992. She completed a clinical internship in Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy at the Albert Ellis Institute under Dr. Ellis and received clinical training in Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School with Herbert Benson. She is Clinically Certified in Stress, Anxiety, and Self-Regulation by the Insitute for HeartMath, a Certified Hypnotherapist through the National Guild of Hypnotists, a Certified Empowered Relief Instructor through Stanford University, a Certified Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher through the International Mindfulness and Meditation Alliance, and has completed additional certification courses in energy psychology, biofeedback, and life coaching. Dr. Marks is also a Vanguard I graduate of former American Psychological Association president Martin EP Seligman’s Authentic Happiness Coaching program, and was involved in positive psychology at the inception of the field, She has been on the faculties of Hofstra University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine; and received national recognition from the Social Security Administration for outstanding leadership and innovation in the areas of medical training, consultation, and mentoring for the New York State Division of Disability Determinations. She has been a wellness columnist, consulted with spas, and appeared as a lifestyle expert on local news stations.

Along her journey, Michelle took a sabbatical from her psychology practice to study tea, which intrigued her because of its time-honored benefits as wellness in a cup. She attended certification training through the Specialty Tea Institute, started a tea company, blended wellness teas for retail and wholesale, and experienced the profound rewards of fulfilling a childhood dream of owning her own store when she opened The Good Leaf Gourmet Tea Company, a boutique tea house in Albany, New York.

Currently, Dr. Marks is offering online consultation services. In her free time, Michelle enjoys nature, travel, learning about all kinds of things, being with family and friends, savoring good food and drink, and appreciating good music.