Marie Kearns, LMHC Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Children, pre-adolescents, adolescents and adults Specialty: Anxiety, depression, OCD, Life Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Mindfulness, Self-esteem, Body-Mind Approach, Reiki Practitioner
Marie Kearns is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Nutritionist and Reiki Practitioner who utilizes a holistic approach to support and empower clients to reach their full potential in body-mind and spirit. Marie works with pre-adolescents, adolescents and adults helping them to successfully navigate both everyday challenges and/or significant life events. Marie’s approach enables clients a safe environment to promote change and growth. Working with clients, they are able to explore how early experiences influence their beliefs about themselves, to build self-confidence, stronger relationships, personal insight and to calm anxious and disruptive thoughts. Marie has a strong belief in the body-mind connection and therefore offers counseling and reiki. By integrating the two practices, Marie connects with the client’s energy to facilitate a more positive state of health.
In addition to Marie’s training in holistic counseling and Reiki, she has extensive experience working as a nutritionist with weight management, particularly weight loss and weight maintenance, with children, adolescents and adults in group and individual settings.
After earning her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science in 1999, Marie was employed at The Miriam Hospital/ Brown University’s Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center and is currently a Senior Project Director and lead interventionist. Marie earned her Master’s degree in Holistic Counseling from Salve Regina University in 2004 and Certificate of Graduate Study in Advanced Counseling from Rhode Island College in 2017. Having the clinical background has proven beneficial in integration with the nutrition/ weight loss experience.
Marie’s goal has been to tap into her strengths, knowledge, wisdom and experience to assist clients to help them to recognize their own strengths, decreasing their dis-ease by tapping into their body, mind and spirit.