About Marjorie

montgomery county depression counselingI am President of Ascend Counseling, Inc, and have over 30 years experience providing counseling and psychotherapy for adults and children. Ascend Counseling provides a caring and professional environment which allows clients to gain perspective, increase self-awareness, and develop practical strategies, so they are better equipped to handle life’s challenges. My approach is holistic, incorporating many therapeutic approaches including family systems, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, interpersonal, and dialectical behavioral therapies. My specializations include anxiety, depression, relationships, and ADHD.

As a professional, motivational speaker, I frequently deliver keynotes and training to community groups, corporations, and non-profits on topics like stress management, communication, conflict management and work-life balance.

Titles include:

  • “Breathe” Your Way To Healthy! Increase Wellness Through Mindfulness   
  • Getting To We: Creating Collaboration Through Communication
  • From Stressed To Resilient: Controlling The Circus Act Of Your Life
  • How To Manage Multiple Priorities And Get Organized
  • Quiet The Inner Critic For A Calmer And Happier You
  • Got Workplace tension? Difficult Conversations Made Easier   
  • It’s Not IQ It’s EQ: People Skills That Work  

Be sure to listen to a sample track of my meditation CD that I have written and recorded, titled “Come to the Quiet: Meditation for Relaxation and Healing.”

I serve on the Professional Advisory Board for CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) and provide both counseling and coaching to students and adults with ADHD. In addition to being an experienced therapist, I am a professional coach certified by the International Coaching Federation (PCC) and a past President ICF: Philadelphia.  I am an Adjunct Professor, Rosemont College: Masters in Counseling Psychology Program. I am a qualified Myers-Briggs personality inventory consultant, which is helpful to individual career coaching, couples counseling and teams.

Financial Arrangements

Payment is by check, cash or credit card through PayPal. My clients highly value their confidentiality and privacy, so I don’t participate with any insurance company as an in-network provider. The benefits of working with me as an out-of-network provider include:

  • Avoiding managed care protects your privacy and confidentiality.
  • Treatment length and level of care is based on what works for you, not on the insurance company’s dictates.
  • Together we will choose the therapeutic strategies that best meet your needs rather than the dictates of an insurance company employee who may have little clinical training.
  • You’ll be working with an experienced clinician recommended by your physician rather than an unknown name from an insurance list.

One psychotherapy session costs about the same as a good meal for two: Aren’t you and your family’s mental/emotional health worth it?

Please note:  You may receive partial reimbursement from insurance under your “out-of-network” mental health coverage. Be sure to check on this coverage with your insurance company to mitigate the cost.