– About –
MEd, LPC, NCC
Some Other Issues I Support People Through:
Helping Professional Issues
Hi! I'm Marina,
I’m a Board-Certified Counselor (NCC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), as well as the Founder and Clinical Director of A Quiet Place Counseling, LLC. Counseling is my passion, and I consider myself very blessed to be a part of such a meaningful, rewarding profession.
Having an innate interest in the human mind, I earned my Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia and my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Auburn University. I’m passionate about counseling because it provides me with the platform to love and empower others, as I feel led to do. It has given me the opportunity to support hundreds of people through some of their largest obstacles.
Perhaps my favorite part of therapy is helping my clients find hope in their situation, and helping them discover and embrace their self-worth. I’m collaborative and relational in my approach to counseling, and I believe that much of our psychological distress comes from a) under-valuing or under-respecting ourselves, b) not believing in our ability to cope and manage stressors that come our way, and c) a lacking in true, authentic connection with others. Therefore, it is my job and privilege to help people recognize and embrace their unique strengths and abilities, and explore ways to navigate this life with greater peace, confidence, connection, and grace in spite of imperfection.
Fun Facts: I grew up in a military family and I’ve moved over 15 times in my life. I’m married to a wonderful man who provides me with endless support. I enjoy reading, dancing, journaling, and coffee shops. Also, I love deep conversations, hoodies, and extreme moose tracks ice cream.
National Certified Counselor (NCC) | National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) | Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling (ABEC)
M.Ed. Clinical Mental Health Counseling | Auburn University
B.S. Psychology | University of Georgia