Marcie is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Mexico, an Unlicensed Psychotherpist regulated by the CO Dept.of Regulatory Agencies, a Diplomate of the American Psychotherapy Association, a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist, an A.P.A. Board Certified Psychotherapist, a Certified Group Psychotherapist and has been in private practice for 35 years. Marcie is an experienced, highly intuitive guide who weaves together ancient knowledge with cutting-edge contemporary wisdom. She is a mediatrix who connects the realms of current psycho-social concerns and timeless spiritual teachings and practice.
“We are not wiser than our years. We are wise because of our years.”
Marcie has been called a “wise guide,” a “master storyteller” and an “elder of the eco-psychology and expressive arts therapy movements.” In a challenging world of fleeting human potential programs, Marcie is a foundational 'Grandmother." She follows no single system or path, except for the one rising organically before her. Clients and retreat participants know they can have confidence in her guidance and holistic recommendations. A broad range of professional education, esperienced clinical skills and carefully-honed intuition, plus decades of private and group psychotherapy practice assure clients and retreat participants of the highest level of maturity and sanctuary in their counseling with Marcie.
For years clients, colleagues and friends have asked me, “Why don’t you have a website, why not create a blog?” I was waiting for some important paths to cross, for an intuitive “X” to mark the spot. I knew I wanted to continue my advocacy of combining ancient and contemporary technologies. I am a storyteller and a film producer, a psychotherapist and an intuitive, integrative practitioner, a literary and comparative theologies scholar and a sacred theatre/activist performer.
When I was growing up in the country outside of Peoria, Illinois—this renaissance spirit was not only not appreciated--it was not allowed. At least not in a bright, questioning girl. So, I learned to listen to what I called my “Secret Self.”
Out of necessity, even desperation, I learned to refer to my “still, quiet voice within” as Buddhism so beautifully puts it. I needed to have something to dialogue with, a private council that no one could see or criticize me for. This counselor was my Intuition. Many of you will recognize this same childhood dynamic. Out of painful compensation our most creative expertise arises. This is when I also determined I would be an advocate for my and others’ right to be listened to, and to be heard.
The spoken word, relationship communications and civil discourse are all very important pieces of my work. And I have always been a writer. I had an advertising/P.R. agency in Chicago, I wrote for and was Editor-in-Chief for magazines. I wrote speeches, TV, radio, journalism, educational texts and plays, poetry and fiction. And yet, I had not found the “X marks the spot,” the crossroads where my philosophy, psychology, writings and life coaching observations could best be expressed in a broader and deeper setting, especially with an international Tribe.
Through this lifelong search I found my way to the Web and also, the way to marry ancient word-of-mouth technology with computer technology. And, here it is--a blog where Nature meets Nurture and you are invited to share thoughts, poetry, favorite blogs, questions and stories. What you see here are designs using photos from my garden on the East River, helping to create another life for my philosophy and integrative arts therapy process. I am so very honored that you have joined me!
Marcie lives with her partner Mark, two cats, two horses and lots of visiting wildlife on a secret island near Crested Butte, Colorado. An avid biodynamic gardener, Marcie creates and officiates full-service elopements and is a celebrant for marriage ceremonies, coming-of-age celebrations and many other rites of passage in her garden. “Wise Acre,” her cabin and land in the Elk Mountains, is the home of a National Wildlife Federation Sanctuary, events for the Crested Butte Wildflower Festival and the gathering place for many women’s and men’s retreats. With comments and personal stories, or to arrange a free phone consultation to discuss your counseling-coaching needs please contact Marcie at firstname.lastname@example.org