Marna W. Brickman, LCSW-C is a licensed certified social worker who works with both adults and children providing individual, family, group and couples therapy.
Marna, received her Masters of Social Work from the University of Maryland where she completed two internships as part of her training. One, with Children’s Choice Foster Care Agency she acted as a case worker and the second, with Chesapeake Life Center, Hospice of the Chesapeake where she worked as a grief counselor. As a case worker she worked in all aspects of foster care: liaison, counselor, support group leader, advocate, mentor and record keeper. While at the Chesapeake Life Center, she offered bereavement services to individuals and groups dealing with a variety of grief from losing loved ones in hospice care, to sudden and traumatic loss, to pregnancy and pet loss. She knows that loss plays a huge part in our life and how we deal with those painful transitions has a profound impact on our growth.
Her degree specialization was Clinical Health and she has extensive training in dealing with medical issues from cancer to Type 1 diabetes to cardiovascular disease. She can guide clients through the complications of hospice and palliative care and help with family/caregiver stressors.
Marna also has experience as a Life Coach having studied with the Coaches Training Institute and Coach University. She feels that the forward thinking emphasis in coaching melds perfectly with analyzing the hurdles and disorders that clients are facing in therapy to help them heal and move forward. She values the importance of the client/therapist relationship and attempts to create an atmosphere of trust, openness and even fun for important work and healing to be done.
Areas of interest include: addiction, adoption, anxiety, bi-polar disorder, career counseling, couples counseling, depression, family conflict, grief, life coaching, parenting, self-esteem, spirituality, stress management and 12-step programs.
Accepts several insurance plans.
Accepting new patients? Yes, accepting new patients.