Marilyn Witbeck – Co-Owner / Therapist MS, LMFT, LPC, CSAT, CPCS, AAMFT Approved Supervisor

Marilyn uses a positive, strength-based approach to work with individuals, couples, and families. She inspires hope and healing by guiding clients through recovery from abuse and trauma. She treats couples in crisis, and specializes in sex addiction and betrayal trauma recovery. Marilyn uses Discernment Counseling to help couples on the brink of divorce find clarity and confidence in choosing a path forward. She is a member of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology and uses energy psychology modalities including EMDR, Emotional Freedom Technique, and Healing Touch. As Co-Owner of the Institute,
Marilyn provides supervision to therapists who are working towards their licensure.


  • Master’s Degree
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor, & Trauma Specialist. Certified in Discernment Counseling
  • Credentials conferred by the International Institute for Trauma & Addiction Professionals (IITAP) include:
  • Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor
  • Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist
  • Sexual Addiction Specialist
  • Financial Disorders Specialist

Therapy Specialities

Sex Addiction Therapy

In therapy, you’ll be accountable for your behaviors as you learn to identify, regulate, and express your emotions while beginning to establish sobriety from problematic sexual behaviors.

Betrayal Trauma

Partners experiencing betrayal trauma experience symptoms similar to post-traumatic stress such as flashbacks of the experience when you first learned of your partner’s betrayal and fear or anxiety that it’s happening again.

Discernment Counseling

While couple’s counseling assumes that both partners are willing to work on the relationship, discernment counseling helps couples determine whether they are both willing to stay together.

What do all those initials mean?
  • ACS – Approved Clinical Supervisor
  • CAP – Certified Addictions Professional
  • CRC – Certified Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Ed.D. – Doctor of Education
  • Ed.S. – Education Specialist
  • LAPC – Licensed Associate Professional Counselor
  • LPC – Licensed Professional Counselor
  • M.Ed. – Master of Education
  • MS – Master of Science
  • MSW – Master of Social Work
  • NCC – National Certified Counselor