Michelle Marks PhD
New York State Licensed Psychologist

We’ve got a Problem!

As women, many of us are overwhelmed or unfulfilled. We’ve become accustomed to living with stress, feeling out of balance, carrying extra weight, experiencing PMS, irritability, fatigue, hot flashes, unfinished business from the past, ignoring our own needs, apologizing for being who we are, and a feeling in our gut that tells us there’s got to be more to life than this.

Every woman is born with the capacity to thrive. But unfortunately, many women never fulfill this potential, some struggle for decades to realize it, and others never allow themselves to take priority in their own lives.

We don’t want to be overwhelmed or unfulfilled. We want to thrive and flourish. At the very least, we need to learn how to cope with stress and experience more peace of mind.

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If stress is a problem for you, I'm here to help:

I offer customized services that can empower you to take control of your life so you can cope, grow and even flourish in this challenging world. The bottom-line is that you can manage stress gracefully and spend time more effectively, prevent or relieve stress-related health problems, thrive through transitions, optimize your energy and personal resources, balance nurturing yourself with caring for others, cultivate your inner wisdom, successfully pursue your personal and professional goals, control PMS or hot flashes, approach life with less fear and frustration and more joy and vitality.


This may sound great or you may be cynical. Either way I want you to know that the methods I use are sensible, efficient and proven effective.  I’m a woman and I experience the same issues as you. I care about this because I understand. 

Your personalized program begins with an assessment of your strengths, goals and challenges. We use that information to develop a strategic plan to chip away at obstacles and challenges and move you toward a healthier, happier and genuinely rewarding life. 


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 5 stress-management strategies for women.

Depending on your needs and goals, I use a variety of proven methods to develop your custom program including cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, somatic and emotion focused techniques, biofeedback and self-regulation training, positive psychology techniques, neuroscience-informed approaches, energy psychology, evidence-based coaching and more. 

Additionally, as part of this approach, you'll learn a quick way to check-in with yourself  and you'll also learn about simple, daily practices that will fortify you from the inside out. Building these daily practices into your life is the foundation of stress mastery.

I know that you have other responsibilities and commitments.  With this in mind, I work with you to create a motivating and manageable plan that won’t overwhelm you or interfere with what’s important and already right in your life.   


Depending on your circumstances, services may be covered by your health insurance policy. Contact me at 518-328-4348 if you are interested in learning more.  Please note: I am currently not accepting new clients. I will be accepting new clients in May, 2018. 

Women who truly flourish experience tremendous joy, meaning and fulfillment,

cope with challenges gracefully,
and inspire us all!