Marla Wallace




Areas of Expertise

  • Children/Adolescents 
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Stress 
  • Self-Esteem/Self-Worth 
  • Grief 
  • Trauma 
  • Divorce 
  • Parenting & Co-parenting Skills 
  • School related concerns 
  • Social Skills 
  • ACT 
  • CBT 
  • Mindfulness 
  • Somatic Healing Techniques 
  • Play Therapy Techniques 
  • Strength-Based Therapy

Practicing self-love means learning how to trust ourselves, to treat ourselves with respect, and be kind and affectionate towards ourselves.
Brené Brown

Marla is a Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis, Missouri. She has a diverse background working with children and adolescents who struggle with anxiety, stress, self-esteem, grief, and trauma. Prior to joining The Center of Mindfulness & CBT, Marla was in the education field for over twenty years before shifting into her role as an intern at Diversified Health & Wellness Center as well as providing school-based counseling working with prekindergarten through eighth grade children. 

Marla believes that showing up for yourself is the first step in the healing process. You are not alone. Her goal is to provide a safe, nurturing space to establish a therapeutic relationship that is built on trust, compassion, acceptance, and understanding. She aims to walk alongside you and provide a strong support system as you face adversity and need guidance navigating through your personal struggles. Marla utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Strength-Based Therapy, Somatic Healing Techniques, and incorporates Play Therapy activities. Her treatment philosophy is geared towards attaining balance as an integral aspect of the therapeutic process where you are armed with tools to make healthy, lasting changes for your overall well-being. Marla’s multi-faceted approach to therapy is mainly focused on a holistic, person-centered approach aligning the mind, body, and spirit to cultivate self-love, self-compassion, and self-trust. Empowering you to live life on purpose, with intention, and wholeheartedly. 

Marla is able to accept Cigna & Aetna health insurance plans. 

Marla is supervised by Stephanie Dickerson, LPC, MO License #2014035780 who can be reached at and will be overseeing care for all of Marla’s clients. 

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