Marilee Sonnen, Resident in Counseling

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Resident in Counseling


Children, Adolescents, Adults


Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy




Daytime, Evening


Out of network with all plans

About Me:

Hello and welcome! I believe every person’s mind and body connection needs to be nurtured and supported. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, or families who struggle with anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, parenting or relationship problems, life transitions, grief, and loss. If you or your child are struggling to cope and do not know what to do next, I can help you discover a new path. I empathetically and positively promote dignity, providing knowledge and resources to empower clients to improve their well-being.

My approach is client-centered and collaborative to help resolve the problem(s), not just the symptoms. I bring curiosity and humor, offering strategies to decrease symptoms and increase personal strengths. I draw from different counseling theories to meet each client’s needs, and believe therapy should be a safe and supportive place to be your authentic self to achieve your goals and have a more meaningful life experience.

My clients explore possibilities of change, experience increased self-awareness, and gain new perspectives. My passion is to help those lost, wounded, lacking support, or seeking guidance by providing a genuine, kind, and professional environment without judgment to navigate life’s challenges and begin your journey towards healing. I practice under the supervision of Casey Sarafinas, LPC.


M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CACREP), Liberty University, May 2022

B.A. in Psychology, Winona State University

Professional Affiliation:

American Counseling Association

Chi Sigma Lota International Honor Society

The Society for Collegiate Leadership & Achievement

More About Me:

I love all people and felt an early desire in life to serve others. Before focusing on my career, I took time to raise my children and believe this life experience has allowed me to develop and refine the level of maturity, patience, and empathy required to be a successful clinician.

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