As a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), I work with individuals, couples, and families struggling with personal and relationship issues. I am supportive, encouraging and compassionate and I try to create a safe and comfortable environment where we can work together to identify the issues and reasonable solutions.
I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from University of Maryland University College and a Master of Science Degree in Marriage & Family Counseling Therapy from Capella University. I am also currently pursuing my PhD in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior at Capella University.
I am also certified in the Prepare-Enrich Pre-Marital Assessment, which is the leading couple and marriage inventory nationally and internationally. This assessment is a thorough tool that helps couples explore and strengthen their relationships.
Some of my areas of special interest is helping couples in premarital counseling, couple and marriage related issues, infidelity, and gay and lesbian relationships. I also help those and have experience with those struggling with depression or anxiety, families coping with divorce, infidelity, domestic abuse, and individuals with self-esteem issues. To address many of these issues I utilize the Solution-Focused Therapy Model, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gottman Therapy Method, Prepare-Enrich, and Trauma Focused Therapy.
Some of my personal interest are painting, bike riding, spending time with friends and family and eating! I love blue crabs and food in general! I love eating out and trying new restaurants. Yum!
Tyra's hours are:
Tuesday & Wednesday: 2pm - 8pm
Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 9am - 3pm
Saturday: 9am - 1pm
Contact me to start your couples, individual or family sessions today!
"When we talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary." - Fred Rogers
My name is Marsenia Smalls. I was born and raised in Prince George's County Maryland. I am currently a Clinical Mental Health Student at the illustrious North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.
My ambition is to utilize my passion and knowledge to instill an impact on the clients I encounter. I am interested in seeing clients from age 10 and up with varying issues including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, PTSD, trauma, as well as working with couples and the LGBTQIA community. I am practicing under the direct supervision and mentorship of Tyra Berger, LCPC, NCC.
A few interesting things about myself are that I enjoy creative expression through painting, drawing, writing poetry and a lot of DIY activities. Over the years I have learned that one of the biggest obstacles we face sometimes is ourselves.
My hours are:
Sunday: 1pm - 6pm
Monday: 6pm - 8pm
Tuesday: 10am - 3pm & 6pm - 8pm
Wednesday: 6pm - 8pm
Thursday: 6pm - 8pm
Email me or click the schedule button to schedule an appointment and start your journey to wellness!