With over 20 years of training and practice in the field of Clinical Psychology, Marcie’s extensive mental health experience serves as the foundation for all of her offerings. Throughout her clinical career she has worked with people of diverse backgrounds to help them safely explore their internal experience, gain insight and awareness, and develop the skills and courage to make the changes they desire in their lives. Her clinical work has always been informed by her complimentary interest in Mindfulness and Meditation and the ways in which ancient teachings offer another way of understanding ourselves and our experience, reducing suffering and finding joy. The benefit she experienced in her own life through meditation led her to pursue training as a meditation teacher and to create a separate space to bring these practices to a wider audience. She ultimately co-founded Qwell, a meditation and wellness studio in Montclair; the first of its kind in New Jersey.
Marcie earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University and completed her clinical internship and fellowship at Bellevue Hospital. After being on staff at Bellevue for several more years, she entered private practice in New Jersey in 2007. In addition to postdoctoral training through the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, she received certifications in teaching Mindfulness, Lovingkindness and Compassion Practices through the Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science in New York City. She has also studied the integration of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Mindfulness in the workplace with the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, and the teaching of Mindfulness to children and adolescents with Mindful Schools. Marcie is a Trained Teacher of the 8-Week Mindful Self-Compassion Course developed by renowned psychologists Dr. Chris Germer and Dr. Kristin Neff. She continues to study privately with her own meditation teacher in the Buddhist tradition.