Marla Field, MA, LLP


Marla Field is a Limited Licensed Psychologist who earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Moody Theological Seminary.   Primarily, she works with adults- providing therapy for both individuals and couples using evidence-based interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Gottman Method for Couples.  Marla also has completed Level 3 training in the Gottman Method and earned certification as an educator for the Gottmans’ Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work conference which equips couples with knowledge and skills to build a strong marriage and the Bringing Home Baby workshop which equips couples to protect and strengthen their marriage during the transition to parenthood.  Additionally, she is a certified facilitator for SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts) – an evidenced-based assessment which is used in conjunction with pre-marital counseling.

Marla brings with her a lifetime of both professional and firsthand experiences that contribute to her compassion and discernment when counseling.  Prior to joining the staff at Thriving Minds Family Services, she counseled both couples and individuals at a non-profit clinic in southeast Michigan and served in other positions in the mental health field, including working with children and families in crisis and acting as a patient liaison for veterans.  Marla’ experience and training is combined with her passion to equip people with skills that will serve them for a lifetime.

For those who desire a direct Christian approach to counseling, Marla would be happy to incorporate Biblical principles and consider the role of one’s faith in personal growth and healing.


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