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Marilyn Spenadel, MS, LCPC, BCC, ACS

 My New Address is : 6209 Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD  20852
Email: mspenadel@comcast.net     Phone: (240) 426-8344
 
 Therapeutic & Integrative
HOLISTIC WELLNESS ENRICHMENT CENTER 
“It’s not stress that’s the problem; it’s how we take it in, process it, and react to the stress that is.
Being more mindful of your ‘nows’ will make your ‘tomorrows’ better.”

 
 
AUTHENTICALLY   U!

Breathe, Connect, THRIVE & Inspire.
 
Come gain insight and momentum into coping with Mind/Body stress, 
 
    
depression, to becoming your integrated and whole, Authentic-Self.  
 
I teach techniques to help you let go of your past, shift your feelings and perceptions as you nurture youself.  We work on being in the here and now to better interact effectively with yourself and others. It often starts with acceptance of feelings and triggers that have become lodged inside to cause anger, resentment, guilt, not feeling good enough, or loved. THEN, learning to honor, nurture, and heal your inner child will help you bring in new positive feelings and helpful core beliefs to let you feel that "everything will be okay" or whatever montra you need to feel and be inspired by. 
"Everything is actually going really well!!  I'm really enjoying using the techniques you have given me so far.  Since our last appointment I've noticed a huge difference in how I'm handling things and I have not had a crazy outbursts or felt any "rage" or frustration when things have gone awry--especially with the kids. I also see a shift in my son's behavior. He's not having as many tantrums and when he does I can de-escalate him." J.S. 3/2017                                    
 
NEW ADULT "HOLISTIC Mind/Body & Spiritual AWARENESS / CONNECTION Workshop Series
3 Part Class Series;
Wednesday Sept. 27th, Oct. 4th, and Oct. 11th
( May become an ongoing group after this series)
              6 pm - 8:30 pm / $150 for the 3 classes                                        2 1/2 hours each                                       (Sign up by Sept 15th here to pay pal,                        upper right hand corner) 
UPCOMING Finding Peace From Within Workshops to Mindfully Empower Connections within you, between relationships, and the bigger picture  -
MIND/BODY & SPIRITUAL CONNECTION - Create your "Daily Resilency Routine" to live a life more aware with ease and in your authentic truths.   We have more control over our stress than we think!  Learn how to accept and let go of what the body hears and feels that isn't helpful. Then, bring in positive emotions and energy.  Call Marilyn for more information, (240) 426-8344 
 
Holistic Integrative Psychotherapy Specialty - Mind /Body Connection & Spiritual Awareness:
  • I specialize in helping adolescents, adults, and families who want to learn how to manage their anxiety and let go of the lodged physical memory of trauma and experiences, both cognitively and somatically. Our body hears what our mind says and I spend time teaching clients about psychosomatic stress that starts with thoughts that manifest in the body. You will learn if your mistaken beliefs and cogntive distortions are keeping you stuck.  Then, we will work on getting you unstuck with self-compassion.  By learning to accept and validate your thoughts and feelings you can discover ways to let go of what’s not helping you.  The sessions are very experiential as: 
  • I bring my teachings from workshops at a local university to help empower clients to incorporate skills and a healthier perception into their lives. You can learn to become more mindfully present and aware of triggered feelings and what to do about them by learning how to mindfully meditate, practice EFT/Tapping technique, visualization exercises, and more.  By cognitively learning to become the source of your positive beliefs about yourself can help your feelings and actions too.  Becoming mind/body integrated will uplift your whole-self. 
  • We practice techniques to create your Daily Empowerment "Resiliency Routine"© ‚Äč& "Strength Kit,"© to practice what you've learned.  You can Holistically integrate ways to reduce stress, create a stronger sense of self and purpose, and learn how to communicate in ways to mindfully connect to others and the bigger picture. 
  • Since the #1 reason people see doctors is stress related, clients also appreciate learning how to be proactive so their emotional stress doesn’t become physical issues.  I have been getting referrals from psychiatrists to help their patients who don’t seem to respond well to psychotropic meds or want to learn effective tools they can use daily to help. 

 

Holistic Philosophy to help Authentically U! in relation to the bigger picture:

My Philosopy incorporates a feeling of oneness with the universe, together with Holistic therapy and somatic techniques, to learn how to live in your flow wholeheartedly.  Research has proven that the more engaged you are in your authentic flow, activities you are passionate about, the happier you'll be. The client/therapist healing relationship, along with self-awareness of one's authenticity, passions, and strengths can help you mindfully grow.  With stress management and resiliency work you can learn to THRIVE. Growth and healing happens when you get out of your head and become aware of your breath.  By becoming aware and gaining insight from the inside out you can learn to let go immediately of what you don't need.  Breath-work, meditation, visualizations, cognitive therapy, mindfulness and acceptance work can help you open your heart as you mindfully connect to yourself and the bigger picture. Accepting and letting go of past experiences, cognitive distortions, triggers, and negative feelings can help you compassionately instill new positive core beliefs and become unstuck to actively live.  When we heal, we help the world heal.  When all of us heal, the world will heal:
  
"Life is a journey with moments to savor that we can learn from, process, and take in.  We are all connected to encourage and inspire each other and our world with compassion

to THRIVE."

"I've seen Holistic Mind/Body techniques I teach my cients to cope and cleanse toxic thoughts and feelings,
which have been absorbed by the body, pulled out by their roots to activate ongoing healing. 
This helps to create a healthy mind/body integration and wholeness when one's feelings of their past don't carry the same 

intensity and triggers that may have caused "dis-ease," addictions, anxiety, phobias, stress, and illness."

 

In your therapy you will learn what psychosomatic stress is, the red flags of it, how it's affected you, and ways to cope with it. You will practice easy and effective ways to empower yourself daily to become more resilient and to strengthen your emotional and physical wellness.  

 

Helpful techniques, Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT) & Breath-Work helps with:

  • Have you ever wondered if therapy and deep breathing could help you become unstuck, let go of suppressed feelings, able to move on and to become free of the tightness in your head, throat, or stomach that you may feel when you are stressed?
  • The Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT), one technique that I teach clients works well for stuck emotions from grief, need for control, bullying, insecurities, anger issues, and wanting to move on. Any emotions that are deeply rooted from one’s childhood, of how one felt they were treated that is keeping them from moving forward, can be released. It even helps with emotions or experiences from one’s ancestors that people have taken on that they want to let go of.  
  • Some see me because their stuck feelings and energy has lead to having very uncomfortable thougths, feelings, and behaviors. Such as, experiencing panic attacks, phobias, sleep issues, addictions, anxieties, or reoccurring relationship issues that AIT greatly helps with.  An issue only has to be worked on once to let go of it's intensity and to unblock the energy center associated with it.  
  • AIT works by first cleansing the energy center associated with the issue causing the symptoms. Then, with this breakthrough therapy new core beliefs that affect the mind-body connection can be instilled, resulting in a shift that opens positive energy for holistic wellness, insight, and ongoing growth. 
  • Click Here To Read My Published Article on Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT)  Learn the process and ongoing profound benefits reported from using AIT. This published article explains the benefits and process of learning and using AIT to shift one's perception and energy concerning mind/body connections to be more positive. Postive and negative experiences, thoughts, and feelings you have taken on can become lodged inside of us.  The negative Issues and energy concerning events, experiences, traumas, and triggers can be shifted through our energy centers, Chakras, to encourage healing.  This is important since stuck energy, stress, and triggers can cause anxiety, addictions, increased emotional or physical illnesses, phobias, panic attacks, and other stress related disorders.  Using AIT can help one pull the negative feelings out by their roots to help one become unstuck and able to move on in a healthier way.  Please see the letter testimonials clients and therapists have written about their experiences, and continued energy shifting, with learning this very effective technique that somatically helps transform lives and relationships.    


 

  •  "Pause Daily" ©   One helpful mind/body connection technique:

By Deep Breathing 3 X's an hour you will nurture yourself by easing your mind and body. Healing starts to happen when you get out of your head and focus on the awareness of your breath and body to heal from the inside out.
 

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Authentically U! Video  


 

      Marilyn's Clips from: Relationship &Self-Awareness MC TV Shows,        

Pause for Peace Moment of Change Radio Shows and USG Workshops:

Watch Dr. Dan Amzallag Montgomery Channel 1  1/2 Hour TV Show on relationships.   This episode I was on is called, "Challenges in meeting new people."  You will learn many skills and perspectives that could help you in social situations.  I speak about ways to nurture and work on yourself 1st to strengthen your growth and ongoing insight, as well as, explain how to "Pause Daily" to reduce stress and gain empowerment. 

1)  Part 1  https://youtu.be/uelUstnTVmg  Marilyn explains where negative self-talk and mistaken beliefs come from and how to shift these to positive to help you grow.  

    Part 1 and Part 2: Guest Appearance: Bob Paff, Marilyn Spenadel, and Robert Scuka. Having difficulties in meeting new people? Learn ways to meeting new people and why living in and nurturing your authentic-self is important.  

Part 2   https://youtu.be/JIczfNgHDRY  At the end Marilyn teaches about the importance of using EFT/Tapping to tap away stress and bring in and instill new positive core beliefs.

 

2)  Enjoy my recent "Pause for Peace" radio show from the Meditation Museum in S.S., MD  "We are all connected & mind/body and spiritual ways to feel AUTHENTIC."  The interview is at 18:25 minute mark and the interviewer's beautiful meditation before is at 9:45 minute mark.   http://tobtr.com/7611717

3)  Listen to Marilyn's-AUC's 1/2 hour podcast radio show on "Breathing Stress Away" and Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT) at www. a moment of change.com April 9, 2013 broadcast.

 

4)  The work I do at the Universites at Shady Grove, weekly Holistic empowerment and skill-building workshop series, "Skills for Healthy & Successful Living." https://www.shadygrove.umd.edu/student-services/center-for-counseling-and-consultation/workshops/shsl 

 

“Your body takes in all of your negative and positive experiences, thoughts, feelings,
   and energy.  During our therapy and workshops you will learn and experience,
                                                                both cognitively and somatically, how to become aware of these connections
and let the negativity and angst go, while taking in the energy that will                                                                             
holistically enhance your success and Holistic wellness.”  -Marilyn Spenadel, LCPC

 

"You can't always control the world around you, yet you can always change the world within you to help you live in and move in a positive direction." 

"Amazing that when I go outside to connect with nature I'm actually going inside to connect with myself in relation to the bigger picture,"  (Inspired by my visit to Muir Woods, CA) 

"What you focus on grows.  Why not spend time focusing on your strengths, your Authentically U True Self, and the energy that is you that best connects with others?" ~ M Spenadel, LCPC
 
 
 

Accepted Insurance Plans, as of 2016 participating in these networks:

  • -CareFirst PPO
  • -GHMSI Participating    Provider Network
  • -Offer sliding scale, if  needed
  • - Federal Government  Blue PPO
  • -Regional Participating     Preferred Provider  Network                                     -Out of Network
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   Make Your Session or Co-pay Payments for Individual, Group Sessions, or Workshops  
   1 hr or 1 1/2 hr  In Person or Skype Therapy or Coaching Sessions     
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Payment is expected at time of visit, Thank You!
Call for an appointment to plant seeds of hope, to be inspired to find your strengths, and to learn stress management & resiliency skills to help prevent or cleanse any psychosomatic issues you may have.  Chronic stress, anxiety and worrying are the leading causes of reasons people go to see doctors for illnesses and angst within.  Physical stress caused by mental distress is called psychosomatic disorders, often coming from suppressed emotions, and are very real and should be taken seriously.  Incorporating easy to learn mind/body skills to learn to accept and then let things emotionally go in your mind and body, sooner than later, can both alleviate and prevent you from developing stress related illnesses.

 

 
ONGOING Skill-Building & Discussion Sessions and Workshops to mindfully learn how to live in and "Empower Your Authenticity & Strengths"
Mindfully Connecting with Yourself, Others & the Bigger Picture.
(Any of these workshops can be offered during individual or group therapy and during psycho-social workshops to gain insight)
At my office or your office?
            A) PAUSE DAILY to "Just Be"- Enhancing Resiliency
B) LOVE your true self - your authentic passions & essence
  C) ACCEPT your moods - then move on
D) Assertive Communication with active listening
       D) Disconnect from technology to Connect

E) Spirituality & You  (If you choose)
F) Feeling connected; team building with families or companies
How am I connected to the bigger picture? 


 

 



Holistic Empowerment Workshop -

NEW Heart Energy Holistic Empowerment Workshop - 

"Ease and Strengthen Your MIND/BODY & SOUL" 
Event Date: 
April 16, 2016 and other dates, as requested
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Where: Artists & Makers Studios 
11810 Parklawn Dr., Suite 210, Rockville, MD  20852

 
 

 
 NEW  OC Beach, Sunset, and Learn to Mindfully "Pause Daily"

Holistic Awareness Skill-Building Workshop  
Come Nurture Your True Self and Build Resiliency

"Holistic Techniques to mindfully nurture your
authentic-self, resiliency, and wellness can strengthen
you and your connections"

Date:  July 4, 2016 
Time:  6:00 pm - 8:45 pm 
Where:  Ocean City Maryland Beach & Sunset  
 
 
 

 
 
     
 
 


 
 
 
Please call for our appointment to have your holistic growth begin.  You can have a  free 15-minute phone consultation to learn more about individual, couples, group therapy, workshops, and/or professional life and spiritual coaching.
 
                                                                                                                                
(IN PERSON or ONLINE Sessions)   Thank you for any referrals.

 

Today you are one step closer to a new you where you can feel empowered and on a positive path to acceptance, well-being, mindfully connecting with yourself and others, 
and discovering balance in your life. 

  • Come Learn Awareness, Healing, and Resiliency techniques to help your mind/body and spiritual connection to stress and how it has affected your moods, emotional stablility, and/or physical illness.  Becoming aware of where your stress is inside will promote healing and wellness as you learn to breathe it away and process the insight you will gain about your past and current issues possibly keeping you stuck.
  • Are you looking to find ways to reduce your mind/body connection to stress, become more resilient, or move in a new direction?  As a holistic, solution-focused therapist and life coach I specialize in helping adults and adolescents learn how to gain insight and coping skills.  While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to understanding your mind/body connection to any trauma or stress and then learn to cleanse it from your body effectively and easily.  By practicing energy healing techniques, you will learn to let go of long-standing feelings and triggers that may be holding you back.  You can learn to re-write your story and mindfully live your dreams as your Authentic-Self.
  • I counsel individuals, couples, and families having anxiety, depression, dual-diagnosis, self-esteem, relationship/communication & transitional difficulties.  I teach Stress Management, Mindfulness, Meditation styles and techniques, Mind/Body integration, cleansing breath-work, instilling positve core beliefs, EFT/Tapping, guided imagery, NLP, and coping skills.  With Solution-Focused, Gestalt, Advanced Integrative Therapy and Existential techniques that best suit you, you can learn to accept your emotions, challenge your mistaken beliefs, understand where they came from, and learn to be the source of your positive self-talk and new core beliefs.
  • You can learn how to use Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT) breath and energy work to help empower you.  Please read my published article on the process and benefits of learning this life changing technique to enhance your energy, self-awareness, self-worth, interpersonal relationships, peace, strength, and living as your empowered authentic-self.

 

  • You can learn cognitive and somatic techniques to accept and then cleanse your stress within, about a particular incident, stressor, negative feeling, or trigger lodged inside.  You can become aware of how your body hears what your minds says and what to do to become cleansed of these thoughts and feelings that are hurting you.  You can cleanse any anquish, breathe it away through your energy centers, and move into a positive direction.  Then, we can work on you bringing in, and instilling new positive core beliefs to strengthen your emotions and body to become resilient.  Please see the testimonials here of how others have healed themselves of their distructive stress within and then brought in positive thoughts, feelings, and energy.   I've experienced my approach helping others learn to heal from the inside out as they have practiced their daily proactive "Resiliency Routine"(C) to gain ongoing insight and growth. 

 

We are all connected and can make a difference in other's lives. 

Helping one person gain insight and growth will also affect

everyone they come into contact 
with...


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More about Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT), one of the techniques you can learn to use to accept and let go of stress and anxiety  

  • I'm very passionate in teaching Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT) to clients to help them get rid of chronic and acute stress, as well as, fears and phobias of Anything; dogs, flying, toxic people, relatives, events, driving, triggers, and any of their or others' past issues they have embodied.  I'll teach you the significance of mind/body & spiritual awareness for you to understand where you hold your stress, how stress comes from the mind into the body, and how you can immediately release it. 
  • You can easilly and affectively learn to cleanse any stress, anger, and emotion out of your body which you has lodged inside of you causing you physical and mental discomfort. It's been very rewarding work to teach people this relaxation and energy shifting technique.  You too can learn AIT, which will help you move on, change your perception, and negative energy forever.  By cleansing any negative energy you have been holding onto will open up space to bring in new positive strength, healthy energy, core beliefs, and experiences to enhance your ongoing resiliency, healing, and physical and mental wellness. 
  • See my AIT article and letter testimonials tabs in the drop down seach engine under "Important AUC Information," describing the AIT process to learn and its documented benefits. Please contact me if you want to learn more about this life changing technique and my practice.
 
 

"The voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new sights, 
but in looking with new eyes," Marcel Proust


What you focus on grows; why not learn to focus on the positive?                         
 BREATHE, FOCUS, GROW, and INSPIRE...

"When I stopped living in the problem and started living in the solution the problem went away; Acceptance can be the solution!"  You can create your own "Strength Kit" with healthy strategies, "Authentically U Vision Board," and coping skills to encourage you to relax, see your strenghts, and move forward on a daily basis.  

You can learn to breathe your stresses away and understand your mind/body connection to them.  Come experience how you have the power to shift your perception, your thoughts, feelings, and moods to propel you into a positive direction.  Understand and practice how you can become more resilient to life stressors and to what illnesses they could cause.

I look forward to working with you to help you gain insight, growth, and tools to achieve your goals.   If you're looking for extra support through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life please call or email me for an individual session for therapy and/or coaching, couples counseling, premarital counseling, family therapy session, Stress Management Workshop, or Empowerment-Resiliency Groups.   

Call me with any questions!  

Authentically,


Marilyn

 

Marilyn is a Holistic Psychotherapist & Board Certified Life & Spiritual Coach:
Definition of Holistic therapy; a term for any treatment / therapy session that is intended to treat the individual as a whole person, on all levels - mind, body and spiritual awareness, healing, and wellness.  Most complementary or alternative therapies could be regarded as Holistic.  The use of Holistic treatments can be used in conjunction with prescribed medicines.  This treatment has been seen, in some cases, to help lower the strength of the psychotropic medicines used as prescribed by the psychiatrist treating the patient.  Holistic Psychotherapists and psychiatrists often consult to best treat the patient, if agreed on.  

 

verified by Psychology Today Directory
As a (ACS) board approved clinical supervisor for LGPC or LCPC's I offer HOLISTIC clinical and educational peer supervision groups and/or individual supervision.  
 

 
 
You can have a Skype or Face Time therapy or coaching session today, from your home or office.   
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Master of Science in Clinical Counseling from 
Johns Hopkins University 2009
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor  (LCPC)  
Post Master's Certificate - Counseling At-Risk Youth

Professional Life & Spiritual Coach 
Board Approved Clinical Supervisor  (ACS)
 
 

Holistic Psychotherapist, 
Professional Life & Spiritual Coach

Authentically U Counseling, LLC

Learn to Breathe, focus, grow, connect, inspire, and THRIVE as Authentically U!   Marilyn Spenadel, MS, LCPC, NCC, BCC, ACS is           a Licensed Psychotherapist in MD, Professional Life and Spiritual Coach, and Board Approved Clinical Supervisor.  Call for your Free             15 minute phone consultation.



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