Marie Filion

Marie Filion

Msc, RPC.
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Marie's areas of focus:

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Communication
  • Abuse
  • Addictions
  • Marriage and family
  • Personal Development
  • Social Anxiety Issues
  • Generalized Anxiety Issues
  • Panic issues
  • Communication/Relationship/Social Skills Issues
  • Depression/Mood Issues
  • Grief/Loss Issues
  • Parenting Issues
  • Personal Motivation/Goal Setting
  • Stress Management Issues
  • Issues related to faith and Christian beliefs
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Career
  • Education/Learning Disabilities
  • Anger
  • Neuropsychological

In addition to being an experienced anxiety disorder psychotherapist, Marie has a special interest in working with Anxious Adults, Child and Parent Therapy, and Psychometric Testing. Marie speaks English and French.

Marie experienced the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulty thinking/concentrating
  • Headaches
  • Clumsiness
  • Heart palpitations
  • Irritability, on edge
  • Muscle tension, stiffness, pain
  • Panic
  • Cold hands and feet
  • Shortness of breath
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

Marie's Biography

Marie grew up in a dysfunctional home where stress was common place. Her asthma got so bad that she was on multiple medications and could hardly participate in daily life. Her allergies were also quite severe, to the point that at one point in early childhood, she was allergic to her own hair. Marie’s mother suffered from mental health issues that adversely affected Marie’s life.

In late adolescence, Marie struggled with severe anxiety whereupon she often felt paralyzed. Marie learnt how to cope and heal through her relationship with the Lord and her horse. Today, Marie is happily married and healthy. She is compassionate to those that struggle with challenging life circumstances. Both personal and professional experiences has prepared Marie to help individuals and families find the keys in difficult situations. Marie believes if she can heal, anybody can heal. She is passionate about this view and aims to infuse hope into those she works with.

Marie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in addition to a second undergraduate degree in Psychology from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Her graduate work is comprised of a Master of Science in Psychology from Walden University and additional course work from University of Calgary and Duke University. Marie had finished a Master of Philosophy in Psychology and is currently in the data collection portion of her PhD in psychology.

Marie’s professional training includes having been trained by Dr. Bruce Perry of the Child Trauma Academy and Dr. Daniel Hughes of the Dyadic Developmental Institute. She also did training with Dr. Karyn Purvis whereupon she completed that Adult Attachment Interview and rated as a securely attached adult. This is testimony to God’s healing power in her life.

Marie has over twenty years working with individuals and families who struggle with a wide variety of challenges. She is often called in to work with difficult cases that other clinicians would not consider taking. Marie believes that there is health and healing for everyone and works hard to prayerfully find solutions with her clients.

Marie lives in Christchurch, New Zealand. Marie has four grown children.

The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder therapist, coach, or counselor is the most effective way to address anxiety and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed – which we call the underlying factors of anxiety – a struggle with anxiety unwellness can return again and again. Dealing with the underlying factors of anxiety is the best way to address problematic anxiety.

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