Client Testimonials

All entries are voluntary and shared with express permission. Testimonials may be paraphrased for the sake of brevity.

Female, 20-something

2017

“I found Marlaena’s info through a random google search. I’m not from the area and had no one to ask for recommendations but I knew I needed help. I had been to other therapists but working with Marlaena has been such a different experience. She is empathetic, understanding, and is an amazing listener. She has a natural gift and working with her has made me feel truly seen and heard and it’s made a huge difference in my life. It’s been a year since I started working with her and I am in a better and more content place. I’m so thankful I stumbled upon her info that day.”

Female, 40-something

2017

"Marlaena has helped me so much. When I started counseling, I was having problems with my husband. I thought it was all him. Marlaena has shown me how I was holding my emotions back from my husband. I was holding back because I didn't want to cause a fight. In holding back [my] feelings, I was denying intimacy in our relationship. With her help, we have gone from a separated couple about to divorce to a happily married couple. We have learned how to truly communicate."

Female, 40-something

2017

"I have [experienced] severe anxiety. Marlaena has given me several tools to help me cope with daily anxiety and panic attacks. I have learned about mindfulness and relaxation techniques [to use] when my anxiety starts getting ramped up."

Male, 30-something

2017

"Working with Marlaena has meant a great deal to me and has been a turning point in my life. She has helped me learn tools and skills that have positively affected many areas of my life. I was unaware of how much my life and thoughts were affected by underdeveloped pieces [of myself] and she provided a safe place to shine the light on them and a comfortable atmosphere that made it easier to get through much of the hard parts of it. She speaks to you from a place of respect and understanding and there wasn't one moment I felt judged or condescended. I came to her at a very difficult time in my life and she helped to guide me through it. I was at sea in a storm and she didn't tell me where to go, but instead, taught me how to navigate it on my own; and the biggest compliment I can give her is that I no longer fear the next storm."

Female, 40-something

2017

"Deciding to start therapy with Marlaena Miller was one of my best decisions. I was reluctant to come back to therapy; I'd tried it before with no success. But this time has been different because of Marlaena. She is professional but warm, uses research-based methods but is never impersonal, and is kind but will call you on your bull. I have found her to be the right person to help me on my journey through therapy, and I would recommend her to anyone."

Male, 30-something

2017

"I like to describe [Marlaena] as bumper lanes. I keep throwing the ball toward the pins and every time it bounces off of her less and less. One day, she won't have to be there and I will be able to consistently hit what I'm aiming at without guidance."

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