Marian is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has her Master of Addictions Counseling license. She graduated from IU Bloomington in 2006 with a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work and began her career working with children and adolescents with developmental disorders. In 2008, she returned to IUPUI for her Master's Degree in Social Work, studying Mental Health and Addictions.
She has over twenty years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults and 15 years in clinical mental health settings. Marian's previous work history includes community mental health and addictions, homelessness prevention and intervention, violence prevention, and school, community, and home-based therapy. She has been practicing Motivational Interviewing (MI) for nearly as long, learning, practicing, and training with experts in MI.
She is a past Executive Board Member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (Indianapolis), a member of the Center for Clinical Excellence, and the National Association of Social Workers. Marian is member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). She is a member of the Inclusion & Diversity Advisory Committee within MINT.
She is currently on the Psychiatric Consultation & Liaison Team for Community Health Network. She is a Trainer for the Clinical Institute at Community Health Network, experienced in training mental health clinicians, counselors, health coaches, physicians, nurses, and others in Motivational Interviewing and in substance use, mental health, and trauma. She is a RISE (Resilience In Stressful Events) member, providing peer support after traumatic events.