Marni is thrilled to be the marriage content expert at TheSpruce.com (and DotDash.com). She thoroughly enjoys writing about marriage, love, and relationships as well as working as a professional marriage therapist. She believes there is a lot of exciting information around this subject. It is an honor and a responsibility for her to be the "messenger" that brings this material to the public.
Marni has worked in various settings over the years, helping those with severe medical problems, mental health issues as well as significant social issues. Her clinical experience was quite broad, but as she started her private practice, she gravitated towards working with couples. She then pursued advanced clinical training for working with couples and relationship dynamics. Marni currently maintains a solo private practice in Boca Raton, Florida.
Marni also writes for many other media outlets including her own "Talking Solution" blog, YourTango.com, Sharecare.com, the divorce section of Huffington Post as well as a column for The Gottman Institute. Many of her articles have been nationally syndicated.
As a marriage expert, Marni is often quoted in local and national media including, HuffingtonPost, P&GEveryday.com, Prevention.com, ReadersDigest.com, Bustle.com, Livestrong.com, MarthaStewartWeddings.com, Glamour.com and YahooHealth.
Marni has a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Psychology from University of Florida and a Masters Degree in Social Work (M.S.W.) from Barry University. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at California Southern University.
Marni is licensed in Florida as a Clinical Social Worker and a Marriage and Family Therapist. She is a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), a member of the National Association of Social Workers and American Psychological Association. She is qualified by the state of Florida to supervise licensed eligible interns for Clinical Social Work and Marriage and Family Therapy.
Marni is trained in brief therapy methods, cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy and attachment-based therapy. She is certified in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT) which has the best outcome study results for couples' treatment. She is also certified in Discernment Counseling from the Doherty Relationship Institute to treat “mixed agenda” couples (one or both may be considering divorce).