Therapy works! However, it requires three ingredients: right person, right place, and right time. (1) The right person means being paired with a therapist who is a good fit. Good fit means you leave your session feeling heard and understood, and that your therapist is ahead of you on the issues you're seeking help with; (2) The right place means a convenient and comfortable location to meet with your therapist, or being satisfied with telehealth if you prefer that format; (3) The right time means you are ready to begin therapy and are motivated to reach your goals and prioritize the therapeutic process.
Marinda Kurpius-Brock approaches therapy as a collaborative alliance with her clients. She offers a welcoming and non-judgmental therapeutic environment for clients to feel safe and connected. The foundation of her work is blending person-centered care with evidence-based treatments. Marinda helps clients reach their personal therapeutic goals by setting clear objectives, considering her clients' unique values and needsand exploring new perspectives. Marinda is invested in supporting clients in their journey towards wellness, growth and healing.
Education & Experience
Marinda earned both her Master's degree in Counseling and Bachelor's degree in Psychology from North Dakota State University. Over the years, she gained extensive experience working with clients on a wide variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship challenges, eating disorders, anger management, substance abuse and behavioral addictions, grief and loss, self-concept/identity development, and adjustment to life changes. She is LGBQTIA+ affirming and multi-culturally-informed.
Throughout her career, Marinda has prioritized continuing her education and training to stay sharp and up-to-date in her clinical practice. She employs a wide array of approaches to meet the individual needs of each client. Marinda has training and experience in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), relational cultural therapy (RCT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), reality therapy, mindfulness and somatic interventions, acceptance, and commitment therapy (ACT), solution-focused (SF) therapy, and motivational interviewing (MI). In addition, Marinda has specialized training in cognitive-behavioral therapy for eating disorders, written exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy for trauma, and The Gottman Method for couples.