Marjorie Kreppel is the founder of The Counseling Center of MarylandTM which provides individual, couples, family, and group mental health counseling using an active and collaborative approach. The Counseling Center of MarylandTM (CCM) is a group therapy practice with a team of psychotherapists, each practicing the gold standard of evidence-based treatment in their chosen specialty. At CCM, Marjorie provides individual, couple, family, and group therapy.
Marjorie’s emphasis is to work collaboratively with adult clients in navigating change. Many of her approaches are relatively short-term and tool based (DBT and Gottman). She runs multiple groups including process groups, DBT Skills groups, and groups that are a hybrid (with both skills and process).
Prior to CCM, Marjorie provided a variety of treatment modalities in private practice, clinic/agency, and hospital settings. Marjorie provided individual, couples, and family therapy at Washington Behavioral Medicine Associates, LLC (WBMA). She has worked as a counselor with Adventist Behavioral Health (ABH) Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), where she provided crisis management; treatment planning; and psychotherapy for process groups, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) groups, individual counseling, and family counseling. She has also worked as a counselor at Fellowship Health Resources, providing individual therapy.
Marjorie provided consultation to Mindoula, overseeing the start of their Collaborative Care initiative. In addition, Marjorie provided family therapy, ran DBT skills training groups, parent psychoeducation groups and multi-family process groups at Northstar Academy (an intensive outpatient facility).
Marjorie has been involved in a number of research and clinical initiatives. In 2012, she was chosen to collaborate on a grant-based study at Georgetown University related to preventing symptoms of depression in mothers of children with ASD. That same year, she traveled to Germany to present on autism spectrum disorders on behalf of the American Counseling Association. In 2013, Marjorie collaborated with a counseling research team from Marymount University to code and analyze qualitative data for a grief intervention study.
Marjorie has previously enjoyed a successful, 20-year career in marketing. During her career in marketing, Marjorie was able to strengthen her world-view perspective through interactions with her clients and customers, enhancing her ability to relate to others with understanding, compassion, and empathy; traits that have served as valued assets in her counseling work.
Marjorie’s marketing career eventually brought her to Autism Speaks, where she was asked to assist in establishing a local chapter in Washington, DC and serve as the chapter’s community liaison and event director. During the next four years, Marjorie would dedicate her time and energy providing support and serving as an advocate to parents with diagnosed children, directing the national walk event, and soliciting corporate support to assist in the fight to find a cure for this disorder.
Marjorie has been a very active advocate on both local and national levels. From 2005 to 2008, she worked with Autism Speaks where she directed a variety of events and initiatives; she served on the board for The Kids Feeling Fit Foundation and from 2009 to 2011; she was board vice president for the Pria School, which provided services for children with developmental delays using positive reinforcement, applied behavior analysis (ABA), and socialization via inclusion.
Marjorie received her BS degree in business management (psychology concentration) from Rochester Institute of Technology and her MA degree in clinical mental health counseling from Marymount University. She is a national certified counselor (NCC) and is a DBT Certified Clinician through the DBT Linehan Board of Certification, having completed Advanced Topics in DBT training (The Linehan Institute, Behavioral Tech, Level 4); Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intensive Training (The Linehan Institute, Behavioral Tech, Level 3); and Intensive Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (PESI). Marjorie has also completed Gottman couple’s therapy practicum (through Level 3), and is a Gottman Seven Principles Educator and is currently on the certification track for Gottman Therapy. Marjorie specializes in relational issues and our attachment systems, receiving ongoing training from Dr. Amir Levine, author of Attached. Additionally, Marjorie has received training in Prolonged Exposure Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), which are two useful modalities for treating symptoms of trauma and PTSD. Marjorie is a member of Chi Sigma Iota, a national counseling, academic, and professional honor society. Marjorie was recognized in Bethesda Magazine as a Reader’s Poll Top Vote Getter for 2015 Best Family Therapist and CCM was Reader’s Pick for Best Of Bethesda in 2018, 2019 and 2020. In addition, Marjorie is completing a Mindfulness certification from The University of California, Berkeley in collaboration with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. Marjorie is a licensed clinical supervisor and provides supervision to CCM’s LGPCs. She currently resides in Potomac, MD, where she enjoys raising her three children.