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.

Wondering if stress may be impacting your quality of life?

Click here to find out.

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

I'm here to help empower you to take control of your life so you can cope, grow and even flourish no matter what life throws at you. 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, and approach life with less fear and frustration and more joy and vitality.


A Personalized Approach

Your stress mastery solution begins with an assessment of your strengths, goals and challenges. We work together to 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. Along the way, I'll teach you some simple but important practices to neutralize the impact of stress on your body and mind. Integrating these practices into your life is the foundation of stress mastery.


Click here to download

 5 stress-management strategies for women.

Depending on your needs and goals, I may use a variety of proven methods to help you take on your challenges - including cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, insight-oriented, body-focused or mindfulness-based approaches, biofeedback or self-regulation training, positive psychology techniques, neuroscience-informed approaches, energy psychology or evidence-based behavioral coaching. 

But more important than any technique, our work together will always be about you; who you are, what you want and need, what excites and motivates you - your values, likes, dislikes, resources, and the realities that make you and your life unique. I will be by your side as you build on what already works for you, and strengthen your capacity to thrive in this challenging world. 

And I know that you have other responsibilities and commitments.  With this in mind, I work with you to create a motivating and manageable solution 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 to learn more or get started.

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

cope with challenges gracefully,
and inspire us all!