After being a teacher for 21 years, I realized one day that my favorite part of being in the classroom wasn’t about teaching math, it was about connecting with people. I enjoyed helping the families, and children I taught, create goals that were more true to themselves and follow what their heart was guiding them toward. What I found out was that many times the woundedness of our life experiences often gets in the way of our visions, and our authentic selves become lost. I find the work I do to be a great privilege, and have much gratitude for being able to witness the journey of others as they become reunited with their own wisdom, vulnerabilities and authenticity.

Marie Dauterive, MS

As a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (IMT 1861), Marie Dauterive earned her Master of Science degree in Marriage, Couples and Family Counseling from Stetson University. Marie is a Humanistic Therapist, meaning that she views her clients through a lens of self healing, unconditional positive regard, compassion and connectedness.

She practices using theoretical beliefs found in Person-Centered Counseling, Gestalt Counseling, Internal Family Systems and Relational Psychotherapy. Marie welcomes individuals, couples, families, adolescents and children and has experience in both residential care and private practice.

In addition to being trained as an adoption-competent therapist, Marie has extended training and experience working with those who have experienced complex trauma. Her areas of speciality include, trauma and complex trauma, grief and loss, life’s transitions, authenticity and growth, and adoption related experiences. As well as her work with clients, Marie has been a guest speaker at the University of Central Florida and for area therapists presenting on inviting authenticity into our professional lives. 

What is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern?

I am registered with the state of Florida (IMT1861) as someone who has successfully completed all graduate studies, received my Master of Science Degree as a Marriage, Couples and Family Counselor and who has completed over 1000 hours of practicum and internship hours in order to graduate. As I continue to work toward Florida State Licensure, I am under direct supervision of a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in  the state of Florida, and I regularly consult with specific professionals in the field. I am an active professional member of the American Counseling Association, The Association of Humanistic Counselors, The Association of Creative Counselors, The Central Florida Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the International Society of the Study of Trauma and Dissociation.

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