Marina Green, PhD, LPC, NCC
Founder & Clinical Director
Specialty Areas: Anxiety, Self-Esteem, & Relationship Stress
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. 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 Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia and my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Auburn University. I, then, continued on to pursue my PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision from Auburn University to learn how to best serve and train emerging counselors, as well as develop new skills to support and foster the wellness of mental health professionals. I’m passionate about this profession 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.
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 with character. Also, I love deep conversations, hoodies, and extreme moose tracks ice cream.
Issues I Support People Through:
- Relationship Stress
- Life Transitions
- Boundary Issues
- Eating Issues
- Entrepreneur Stress
- Imposter Syndrome
- Helping Professional Issues
- National Certified Counselor (NCC) | National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
- Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) | Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling (ABEC)
- PhD Counselor Education & Supervision | Auburn University
- M.Ed. Clinical Mental Health Counseling | Auburn University
- B.S. Psychology | University of Georgia