As an experienced wellness professional working with diverse populations from all walks of life for decades, I use various theories rooted in positive psychology to help my clients achieve a better understanding of themselves and build on their strengths in order to grow and flourish. One-on-one sessions provide a roadmap for achieving realistic and actionable goals for long-lasting change.
I’m a first-generation Latinx womxn who grew up on the Mexican-American border, and am proud to now call Sacramento home with my husband and teenage daughter.
What’s your story? How can I help you shape it?
Hi Friends! I'm Marie!
I have a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and am a proud JRNI Alumna. I’ve worked as a social worker and counselor for over 20 years in non-profit, hospice and government agencies. I have had the pleasure of working with a culturally diverse population of people, young and old, coming from all walks of life. I speak, read and write Spanish fluently and am proud to coach in either English or Spanish.
To relax, I take long walks with my dog Sasha in our neighborhood and occasionally take her to the river. I also enjoy doing yoga, reading and enjoying a glass of wine or two on my porch with my husband. For fun, I love dancing, trying out new restaurants, and playing Heads Up with my family. Last year, I took up learning to play the bass (which makes me feel like a badass). This year, I plan to learn to ride a motorcycle!
Let’s work together to identify your strengths and apply them towards your goals, making sure that you are the driving force behind your own achievements.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Why did you sign up for coaching?
I was presented with this opportunity and it just happened to be very timely. I had been trying to figure out how to achieve a particular goal when Marie's coaching was offered.
Did you achieve your goal?
I had previously been working towards this goal for about 7 years but after 6 weeks of coaching with Marie, I had a clear action plan, broken down into realistic steps which I was able to incorporate into my schedule.
What was your biggest take away?
This experience was such a different approach to establishing action steps toward achieving a goal. I will certainly use Marie in the future when working to fulfill my dreams and goals.