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Marla Wallace

B.S., Graduate Intern

“I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story.” -Brene Brown

Showing up for yourself is the first step in the healing process.  You are not alone.  My goal is to provide a safe space to establish a relationship that is built on acceptance, trust, compassion, and understanding.  I aim to walk alongside you and provide a strong support system as you face adversity and need guidance navigating through your personal struggles.  My treatment philosophy is geared towards attaining balance as an integral aspect of the therapeutic process where you are empowered and armed with tools to make healthy, lasting changes for your overall well-being.  My approach to therapy is mainly focused on a holistic, person-centered approach aligning the mind, body, and spirit to live life on purpose, with intention, engaged, and wholeheartedly.

 

I also offer tutoring pre-K through 9 grade all subjects.

I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology from McKendree College and am currently working towards my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Missouri Baptist University.  Throughout my life, I have found my heart’s passion fueled by serving, encouraging, and making connections with others.  I am grateful for this opportunity to work alongside Diversified Health and Wellness Center.

Specializations:

Abuse, Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Adults, Anxiety, Behavioral issues, Breakups, Career Counseling, Co-Parenting, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce and Divorce Adjustment, Emotional Abuse, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Fear, Forgiveness, Guilt, Infertility, Isolation, Job Loss,  Life Coaching, Life Purpose, Life Stress, Loss or Grief, Meditation, Mindfulness Based Therapy, Parenting, Perfectionism, Problem Solving Skills, Relationship Issues, Resume Writing, Self-Esteem, Single Parenting Issues, Sleep or Insomnia, Stress Management, Teacher Stress and Burnout, Trauma, Women's Issues, Work Stress

Treatment Modalities:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Attachment Based Therapy, Career Counseling, CBT-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Grief Counseling, Holistic, Humanistic Therapy, Individual Therapy, Integrative Therapy, Life Coaching, MBCT-Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Meditation, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Motivational Therapy, Person Centered, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Strength-based Therapy

 

Fee Scale: $0-$30, Sliding Scale

Payments Accepted: Cash, Check, Credit (AMEX, MC, Visa), Debit Card, HSA, PayPal

 

Accepted Insurance Plans:

None, Sliding Scale

 

Availability: By Appointment

Certifications:

Missouri Early Childhood (Birth-3rd) & Elementary Education (1st-6th) Teaching Certificate

Illinois Elementary Education (K-9).

Education:

B.S., Elementary Education - McKendree College

M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling- Missouri Baptist University (pursuing)