Marilee Sonnen, Resident in Counseling
Resident in Counseling
Children, Adolescents, Adults
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy
Out of network with all plans
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
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.