I have been in practice as a psychologist for over 15 years, working in hospital, individual and group practice settings as well as consulting to nursing and rehabitation centers. Although I treat families and couples, my practice is primarily focused on individual therapy with people with a wide range of emotional and behavioral problems, including depression, anger and anxiety-related problems, relationship difficulties as well as psychotic symptoms and illnesses. I have a special interest in helping people with issues of aging and grief and loss. My focus in therapy is on establishing a collaborative relationship with clients, working together to develop a treatment plan which respects and values individual needs and goals while using an integrative and holistic approach that incorporates and nurtures your strengths and skills of coping. Often people come to therapy overwhelmed from a specific, intense stressful experience or relationship which may also represent chronic problems which have gradually worn down their ability to cope with life's challenges. I believe that therapy can help to increase self-awareness and build upon existing skills to improve confidence and mastery, which are building blocks toward a sense of hope, acceptance, and a renewed direction in life.
Mariza Marcili, MSN, APNP
I have been a Psychiatric nurse practitioner for over 8 years, and a psychiatric nurse for 21 years. Over the years I have worked with people suffering from most of the mental illnesses. My focus is on teaching people how to live with their illness so that they can find happiness in their life. Mental illness is extremely harmful because it takes so much away from the people it effects, especially relationships with other people. Since I prescribe medications, I spend time teaching patients about medications and working together to find the most effective medications for them. My practice style is collaborative. My area of special interest in recent years has been on women with mental illness and the impact of illness on the whole family system. I typically begin treatment with a psychiatric evaluation which includes a review of past treatments, including hospitalizations, therapies, and medication history. This fist visit takes usually longer, depending on concerns and issues raised. Usually after the first visit, we spend around 15 minutes or more on regular medication follow-up visit. I hope to have a long relationship with my patients in which you see me as a resource to help maintain your health and if at all possible working in coordination with your primary doctor and other professionals you are seeing.