Marielle Newton, MA, CT
BA, University of Indianapolis // MAT, University of Vermont
Marielle Newton is a clinical intern with a passion for helping people find renewed meaning in their lives. She started her career in education, graduating in 2008 from University of Indianapolis with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and in 2010 from University of Vermont with a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction.
After 13 years teaching high school English, Marielle realized that her passion all along had been teaching people to embrace their authentic selves. This realization, along with witnessing the power of good therapy first-hand after experiencing postpartum anxiety/OCD led Marielle to pursue a second Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at University of Cincinnati. She is concluding her clinical training at The Anxiety Center and is passionate about working with adolescents and adults to explore their values and live healthier, happier lives.
In session, Marielle helps clients process experiences and learn ways to be mindful and present. She has training in evidence-based therapy techniques with a focus on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for anxiety and OCD treatment alongside Exposure and Response Prevention treatment (ERP), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (including OCD induced by religious trauma), and treating anxiety, OCD, and depression in motherhood.
Marielle’s interest in neuroscience helps her teach clients what’s actually going on in their brains and bodies as they heal from mental illness. She practices from a science based, trauma-informed, and social justice-focused lens. Regardless of what struggles bring a client to The Anxiety Center, each is a whole person with a story worth telling, so whatever community they’re from or what values they hold, Marielle will walk alongside them in their journey toward living with self-compassion and purpose.
“I enjoy working with adolescents and adults who are struggling with a variety of issues, but I have a special interest in treating OCD and anxiety in women and mothers; folks in the LGBTQ+ community who are suffering from trauma, anxiety, or OCD (whose mental health has been historically marginalized in favor of the success of others); and parents hoping to understand how to be what their child needs in the face of mental illness.
When I am not learning more about the brain, which is one of my favorite things, I can be found reading (especially historical novels), learning new tricks at aerial yoga, singing and recording music, or hiking with my husband, daughter, and our two rescue dogs. I love autumn and red pandas and almost every Broadway musical.