Marla Field is a Temporary Limited Licensed Psychologist who earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Moody Theological Seminary. She is especially passionate about working with adults-- both individuals and couples—and using evidence-based interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and the Gottman Method for couples. She has treated a variety of issues including depression and anxiety. In regards to marriage counseling, she has worked with couples who have a history of physical and emotional abuse, and infidelity. Marla also has completed Level 3 training in the Gottman method and received certification as an educator for the Gottmans’ Bringing Home Baby program, which equips expecting parents to make a smooth transition to parenthood. Additionally, she is a certified facilitator for SYMBIS – an evidenced-based assessment which is used in conjunction with pre-marital counseling.
Marla brings with her a lifetime of both professional and personal experiences that contribute to her compassion and discernment when counseling. Prior to joining the staff at Thriving Minds Family Services, Marla 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. Her 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.