Since 1999, Marilyn has dedicated her career to working with couples and families. She has successfully worked with a variety of individual, couple and family issues such as infidelity, ineffective communication, conflict management issues, sexual issues, divorce management, anger, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, self-esteem, grief, rape, attention deficit disorders, sleep issues, parenting struggles, blended family issues, incest, family of origin issues, family conflict, etc.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Master of Science degree in Child Development and Family Studies from Purdue University. Marilyn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the states of Indiana and Illinois, a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), an AAMFT Approved Supervisor and a Certified Gottman Seven Principles Leader.
Marilyn is a member of Alpha Chi National College Honor Society and a charter member of the Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa, an international marriage and family therapy honor society. She is also a past member of the Indiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the Illinois Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a past Board Member and Region Representative for the Indiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Marilyn has published and presented nationally and internationally on the topics of infidelity, sexuality, family therapy, ethics, adolescence, gang behavior and residential care. She has also taught at Purdue University and Illinois Institute of Technology and is an independent supervision consultant.
Currently, Marilyn provides individual therapy, pre-marital counseling and couples therapy