Marie Phillips is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Board Certified Counselor. After earning her Master’s degree in Counseling at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), Marie continued her studies at TCNJ to earn an Educational Specialist (Ed.S) certification in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a trained crisis counselor who has worked closely with all schools in Burlington County to provide grief counseling to students, staff and families when school tragedies have occurred.
Marie is passionate about working with adolescents, couples, and families as they gain necessary skills to cope with the stressors in today’s society. She began her career as a teacher, counselor and administrator in public schools. This afforded Marie extensive practical experience addressing the anxiety that the school culture and environment often create for children, parents, and staff. She is skilled at helping individuals and families learn how to identify and manage social, emotional, and academic aspects of school to ensure that learning is a positive, enriching experience.
Marie’s unconditional positive regard for others and her belief that our thoughts dictate our reality is the basis for her cognitive behavioral approach with clients. She is dedicated to working with the LGBT population, new and seasoned parents, couples and families seeking stronger, healthier relationships, and those dealing with grief after the loss of a loved one.
For couples who are unsure whether or not they want to stay married, Marie can help using Discernment Counseling. This is a short-term, structured process designed to provide couples with the information they need to make the best decision about their marriage.
In her free time, Marie is a devoted runner and cyclist who enjoys exploring the outdoors with her husband, children and grandchildren.