Marilyn Spenadel, MS, LCPC, NCC, BCC, ACS is a Holistic Psychotherapist, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Nationally Board Certified Counselor, Certified At-Risk Counselor, Board Certified Professional Life Coach, and Spiritual Coach specializing in individual, couples, family, group therapy, and Holsitc skill building workshops for universities. She enjoys spending time with her husband of over 30 yrs and 2 grown children. She also finds that mindfully going out and connecting to nature has her connect more to herself, with others, and to the bigger picture. She teaches about Holistic mindful techniques that she incorporates into her life as she mindfully "Pauses Daily" to "Just Be" in the flow and peace of life.
As a graduate of Johns Hopkins University she acquired her masters in Clinical Community Counseling, and an advanced masters degree in At-Risk Counseling. She is currently working with a broad spectrum of clients with varying emotional issues and needs. She sees individual clients, offers group therapy, and gives a very wide range of psychosocial workshops and trainings for families, corporations, universites, Holisitc clinics, therapist and nurses CEU trainings, and the Montgomery County government.
In addition to being a strength-based resiliency therapist and coach Marilyn works with her clients concerning stress managment, empowerment, relationship issues, learning meditation, mindfulness, focusing, and shifting perception concerns to move in a positive direction. Marilyn Spenadel, MS, LCPC, NCC, BCC, ACS has presented at MACD: Maryland Association for Counseling and Development Conferences, the Meditation Museum Workshop, and at Montgomery College to students, parents, and faculty. She gives ongoing counseling and workshops, CEU's for therapists, and psycho-educational & therapeutic groups speaking on the topics of Stress Management, Resiliency, Bullying, Meditation/ Mindfulness, Changing Mistaken Beliefs to Positive Self-Talk and Positive Perceptions, Test Anxiety, Stop Smoking, Unlocking Your Hidden Potential, Empowerment, the Holistic Approach to helping Dually-Diagnosed patients with Substance Abuse issues, ADHD and Mindfulness, the integrated, community approach to counsel the elderly, lowering the stigma with getting mental illness support, and Promoting Healthy Living.
Marilyn Spenadel is an interactive, holistic solution-focused therapist who helps her clients understand their mind/body connection to stress and wellness, as well as, understanding and preventing psychosomatic illnesses. She teaches effective breath-work techniques to promote resiliency and cleansing of one's past or current stress and triggers. Her existential therapeutic approach provides support and practical feedback to help clients effectively shift their perception to become more empowered and hopeful. She integrates complimentary methodologies and experiential techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to reach clients where they are at emotionally. With compassion and empathy, she works with each individual to help them build positively on their strengths, engaging in the flow of their authentic passions, and to attain the personal growth they are hopeful to achieving. The "Strength Kit," "Resiliency Routine," and "Authentically U Vision Board," she has develop helps each client create, with healthy effective coping skills they can practice, will help to encourage positive growth at home for each client for years to come. Her clients have learned to let go of their past and to propel themselves into a brighter, more positive future. Learning to shift to having positive thoughts and energy, with affirmations and breath-work, can help clients step into their greatness which they have learned to embody.
Some of Marilyn's clients have expressed, "their stress has been cleansed and lifted from their heart, they can sleep much better, they don't need to define themselves by their past, a particular issue isn't ruminating in their mind any longer, they stopped smoking, are thinking much more clearly and positively as they learned to believe in themselves, they are more mindful of their actions, their heart and mind feels so much lighter, they don't get angry any longer which was life changing, they don't have severe headaches or backaches any more, they are taking less psychotropic medicines after learning to meditate, and they now are confident they have the tools to deal with any stress, conflict, or obstacles that they will have." Please see additional feedback and letter testimonitals from clients, therapists, workshop and group attendees on Marilyn Spenadel's testimonial pages.
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MS from Johns Hopkins University in Clinical Community Counseling and Advanced Post Masters Degree, Certificate in At-Risk Counseling
LCPC, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
JHU Certified At-Risk Youth Counselor
NCC, Nationally Board Certified Counselor
BCC, Board Certified Professional Life Coach
Board Certified Spiritual Coach
MD Counseling Board Approved Clinical Supervisor
Trained in: EFT / Tapping Procedure, Deep Breathing Meditation/Mindfulness, Visualization, Rational Gestalt Therapy, (NLP) Nuero-linguistic Programming-perception shifting work, Solution-Focused Therapy, Resiliency Training, CBT, Brief Therapy Training, Existentialism, Ericksonian's Hypnotherapy, and (AIT) Advanced Integrative Therapy-breathing techniques to cleanse the body of any harmful mind/body and spiritual connections from past traumas, stress, triggers, or depression and then to instill positive core beliefs. These stress management techniques can help you gain control over your mind/body connection, to propel you to be more resilient and able to ward off stress related illnesses.
Marilyn is a member of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association, the Maryland Association for Counseling and Development (MACD). She serves of MACD’s Memership Chair this year.
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