“How do you go from where you are to where you want to be? I think you have to have an enthusiasm for life, you have to have a dream and a goal. And you have to be wiling to work for it.”― Jim Valvano
Marni Phillips, LCSW, earned a B.A. in Sociology from The University of Michigan. Marni currently serves as the Program Director of an inpatient psychiatric unit for adolescents in Katonah, New York. In addition to earning a Masters degree in Social Work from Southern Connecticut State University, Marni is one of five Certified Practitioners in the tri-state area in the Collaborative Problem Solving model. Click here to learn more about CPS. Marni has extensive training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and brings a trauma informed lens to her practice.
Marni specializes in treating adolescents, couples and families in crisis. Marni recognizes that by the time someone seeks therapeutic support, issues have likely been simmering for some time and there is tremendous need for relief and peace. Marni believes that a warm, supportive therapeutic relationship creates an environment to accomplish shifts in perspective that can make a lasting, positive impact on the quality of life. Marni has a compassionate, humorous style that facilitates the gut level honesty necessary for change work.
In her free time, Marni enjoys rolling the windows down, turning the radio up and singing along to whatever inappropriate song her teenagers are currently singing.