Marylise Zwarts

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About this Service

Congratulations for taking the first step into getting better!

If you’re here because you are struggling and you want some help, it is essential to find the therapist that is right for you…

Maybe you’re just tired of feeling stuck or feeling not good enough. Or maybe you’re exhausted to repeat the same patterns, to keep getting into the wrong relationships. Maybe you can’t get over that person you lost…

Maybe you’re looking for help because of disturbing memories that are haunting you, because you can’t take anymore the nightmares, the urges, and the fear. Maybe you feel that nobody understands what you are going through, that nobody can help you to get better NOW !

What if I tell you that therapy can be a fast road to feeling good with yourself? What if I tell you that you can get up in the morning excited about a new day, confident that you’ll make the right choices, happy to face whatever life will be bringing up?

Ok don’t get me wrong: therapy is not miracle. You’re not going to get up tomorrow morning in an ideal world without having to put some effort into getting well.

But if I do my job, and if you do your part, you can quickly feel better and then work your way towards a happy life, whatever that word means to you. Yes, the right therapy with the right person offers incredible breakthroughs, facilitate closure and can lead to a newer version of you !

Now let me tell you more about me. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology. I have been practicing for fifteen years in France and in the USA as a mental health counselor and fully trained EMDR therapist. I offer my services for individuals and couples, online and face-to-face.

But beyond the academic credentials, I have always believed in the importance to meet people where they are, and where they need help.

As a trauma specialist and EMDR clinician, I practiced in various countries and environments (including not-for-profit organizations, mental health institutions, residential substance abuse programs, private practice), and I got to meet clients experiencing all sorts of emotional and behavioral disorders. I have been counseling patients feeling stuck, underachieved, burnt out, anxious, depressed and unhappy, but also persons who are suffering from overwhelming feelings due to substance abuse, phobia, loss, grief, eating disorders, suicidal ideation, PTSD, trauma and addiction…

I believe that fast progress is a fantastic motivation, so I use my skills and energy towards that goal : I want you to feel better now, so we can work at making you feel good about yourself in any circumstances. I strongly believe that everyone has inner resources to recover from difficult experiences. I am here also to help you reinforce your ego and have a positive perception of yourself.

As therapy is not one size fits all, I use a variety of therapeutic techniques, such as the person-centered approach (Carl Rogers), Cognitive and Behavioral approach (CBT), solution focused brief therapy (SFBT), the psychodynamic approach and EMDR, to guide my clients through a fast healing process.

My ultimate goal ? Help you to embrace your life without needing my help (or any therapy) anymore.

Together we can get you to feel independent, confident and free to make the choices that are right for you.

Focus and Specialization Areas

  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Career Difficulties
  • Coping With Life Changes
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflicts
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-Related Issues
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sleeping Disorders
  • Stress and Anxiety

Qualifications and Credentials

  • MA MHC
  • 16 Years of Experience

Additional Language(s)

  • French

International Availability

This online therapist is available to work with clients outside the United States.

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