Marilyn Oakes, CRC LCPC

Marilyn Oakes, CRC LCPC
Marilyn T Oakes LLC 2130 Kingston Court, Suite D Marietta, GA 30067
About

Marilyn Oakes, CRC LCPC

If the information below does not answer your questions, then please call me at the number listed. I return all phone calls within 24 hours and most the same day. Patients often see me for some combination of anger, depression or anxiety; several have complex medical conditions such as chronic pain or sleep disorders. I treat patients participating in 12-step recovery. I have experience helping clients resolve family, relationship and work problems, and helping people live successfully with chronic illness, whether theirs or that of someone else. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in two states (Georgia and Alabama), and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois. I am nationally board-certified in counseling, rehabilitation counseling, pain management, and hypnotherapy. My professional training is rehabilitation counseling, a branch of counseling specializing in medically-complex patients, which I have done since 1979. I do pre-surgical consultations and evaluations for chronic opioid therapy, medication management counseling (chronic opioid, therapy, pain, antidepressant, and/or antianxiety medications), and substance abuse assessments for adolescents and adults. I see clients for employee assistance programs. I teach behavioral parenting classes. My orientation is behavioral and cognitive-behavioral. (Famous examples of cognitive-behavioral therapists in the media are Dr. Laura and Dr. Phil.) These approaches teach problem-solving in the here-and-now. I believe that as people focus on what they can fix now, they become more capable of finding a sense of peace and contentment in their lives. Sometimes it happens fast, sometimes it takes a bit more time. I practice evidence-based methods, which means there is at least one research study backing any technique I use, and most have many studies. I focus on brief therapies, including hypnotherapy, and common-sense solutions to give relief as quickly as possible. My spiritual philosophies are mainstream Judaeo-Christian. While it is true that personal growth itself can be uncomfortable, and sometimes things feel worse before they feel better, I work with each person to reduce unnecessary pain. To reach peak life satisfaction may require time and effort, but the rewards for doing so are tremendous. And the bottom line - one has the pain of staying stuck or the discomfort of personal growth. Personal growth is better. Some clients need only a few sessions to achieve their goals, while others may require months or even years of therapy. As a client, you are in complete control, and you may end your relationship at any point. My office environment is warm, cozy and comfortable. Sometimes personal growth is uncomfortable, so I want the physical surroundings as pleasant as possible. Personally, I am happily married to my original husband, since March 25, 1989. I was a music major in undergraduate school and am a sports junkie. I bleed Kentucky blue and am happy to have married into the Auburn family.
Primary Specialty

Counselor

Gender Female
Education University of Alabama - Birmingham
Training Master of Arts in Education (rehabilitation counseling)
Certification National Certified Counselor
Certified Rehabilitation
Certified Pain Practitioner
Certified Rational Hypnotherapist
Services Marilyn Oakes, CRC LCPC offers counseling at 2130 Kingston Court, Suite D, Marietta, GA 30067 in Marietta, GA.

Please call Marilyn Oakes, CRC LCPC at (404) 627-2004 to schedule an appointment in Marietta, GA and to get more information about the counseling services offered.
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