Marielle Spero, LAC

Marielle is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) through the state of New Jersey and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC). She received her Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University. She also completed her Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from Monmouth University. Marielle takes a holistic approach in working with clients and views the process of healing from the inside out. She works with a variety of clients and is always open to broadening her experience to better guide those on their journey. Marielle has worked with a diversity of client challenges which include anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive behaviors, relationship issues, self-esteem, stress management, coping skills, trauma, emotional dysregulation, life transitions, decision making, communication skills, and building emotional intelligence. Marielle also specializes and is knowledgeable in Type 1 diabetes management, as she has been a diabetic for over 20 years. Marielle's main theoretical orientations are existentialism and person-centered approach, as well as integrating creativity, eco-therapy, and spirituality-centered therapeutic techniques. Her masters work included a specialization in eco-therapy. Some examples of eco-therapy modality that can be implemented into treatment are walk-and-talk therapy, forest bathing, planting/gardening, and nature meditation. She is enthusiastic about reconnecting with the natural world and passionate about helping others discover the healing elements of nature. Marielle is motivated to help assist individuals in finding a deeper individual and collective consciousness, while having a strong emphasis on community. She helps clients in finding inner peace and working toward radical acceptance. Marielle is continuously looking to expand her knowledge and grow as an individual, and by honoring the light in others, it helps honor the light in her.

Since becoming a mother, Marielle finds empowerment in pregnancy and birth, and aspires to help others find their strength in the process. She is passionate about women's mental health and informed choices. Marielle is in the process of getting her doula certification, and is excited to begin this journey

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