Marla Field, MA, LLP


Marla Field is a Limited Licensed Psychologist who earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Moody Theological Seminary.   Providing therapy for both adult individuals and couples, Marla uses evidence-based interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and The Gottman Method for Couples.  In addition to the completing all the clinical training  currently offered by The Gottman Institute, she attended leadership training and is certified to present Gottman’s workshops Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work and Bringing Baby Home.  At present, Marla is engaged in further intensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) which is another empirically based therapeutic approach to both individual and couples therapy.


Marla combines a lifetime of firsthand experiences with her training as a therapist that contribute to her compassion and discernment when counseling.  She especially enjoys working with individuals with depressive and anxious symptoms and couples who desire to strengthen their marriage. 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.  Equipping individuals and couples with skills and knowledge that will serve them for a lifetime is the passion and purpose behind her work.


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

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