Dr. Marni Feuerman, LCSW, LMFT

Psychotherapist, Freelance Writer, and Expert Media Contributor in Boca Raton, FL

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DR. MARNI FEUERMAN

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CALL (561) 544-8011

EDUCATION

I have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University, a Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) from Barry University, and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology from University of Florida. I completed my doctoral practicum and dissertation with a focus on couples therapy.

BACKGROUND

I have administered countless hours of behavioral health counseling, diagnostic interviews, and case management services as a licensed psychotherapist since 1992. Working in various settings over the years, helping those with severe medical problems, mental health issues, as well as, significant social issues has been a privilege. Establishing partnerships with many community agencies to fulfil my job responsibilities helped me create a solid professional reputation.

Prior to establishing my own private practice, I have worked both for an inpatient psychiatric hospital and an outpatient healthcare center. One of my major accomplishments involved creating a program that integrated behavioral health into primary (medical) care for the entire outpatient Broward Health system. Throughout my career, I have given lectures and workshops to other professionals, clients and the general public at various South Florida hospitals, agencies and other professional organizations.

LICENSURE

I hold dual licensure in Florida as a Clinical Social Worker and a Marriage and Family Therapist. I am a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.  I am qualified by the state of Florida to supervise licensed eligible interns for Clinical Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy.

TRAINING

I am trained in brief therapy methods, cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy and attachment-based treatment. I have extensive knowledge and training in evidence-based couples therapy, including Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), Gottman level I & II, and Discernment Counseling. I became a certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist, under the guidance of Dr. Jennifer Leigh, PhD of Harvard Medical School and Michael Barnett, LCP of the Atlanta Center for EFT.

As a marriage therapist, I  am also certified in Discernment Counseling from the Doherty Relationship Institute to treat “mixed agenda” couples (one or both may be considering divorce).

CLINICAL SUPERVISION

I am qualified to supervise those who are at a post-masters level looking to become licensed under the Florida Board (Chapter 491) as either clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists or menthal health counselors. I am also a supervisor candidate for practitioners seeking certification in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT). 

MEDIA CONSULTING

As a go-to source for relationship advice, I have been an expert contributor for several national print and web-based media outlets. Expert contributions have been featured on Huffington Post, P&GEveryday.com, Prevention.com, ReadersDigest.com, Bustle.com, MarthaStewartWeddings.com, Glamour.com, YahooHealth.com, and many others.  I am an often cited resource on relationship topics for articles in the local Boca Observer magazine.

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FREELANCE WRITING

Along with maintaining my private practice, I am also a nationally syndicated freelance writer.  I am a regular writer on relationship content for several of the most visited websites in the country: About.comHuffington Post, The Gottman Institute, and YourTango.comI have also written for Dr. Oz’s ShareCare.com and the professional section of PsychCentral.com.

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