Marie O. Davis, MA, LPC, CSP is a licensed professional counselor located in Asheville, NC offering Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Expressive Art Therapy, and Flower Essence Therapy.
Early in career, Marie facilitated expressiveart therapy with middle school children in the Madison and Buncombe counties school setting, as well as in hospitals with adolescents receiving chemotherapy.
During and after graduate school, Marie worked in wilderness and residential treatment programs in McDowell and Henderson counties with teens 10-16 years old and their parents. She focused on helping adolescents and their families to develop healthy coping skills, self-awareness, and positive relationships. Marie developed a proficiency in working with teens and their family to improve behavior at home and at school, develop healthier peer relationships, and to learn to be more effective communicators.
Prior to graduate school, in her early 20’s, Marie studied many forms of alternative health, was a nutritional counselor and became a certified Meditation Instructor.
In her own nutritional counseling business, Marie supported her clients using individualized diets, supplementation, lifestyle changes and alternative modalities. During these years, Marie became aware of the inherent relationship between mind, emotions, body, and health. As a result, she returned to graduate school to earn her Master’s Degree from Appalachian State University in Mental Health Counseling and a graduate certificate in Expressive Arts Therapy with a Body Centered Concentration to further assist her clients’ growth and healing. She has recently (2015) been Certified as a Sensorimotor Psychotherapist, a body centered approach to exploring limiting beliefs and the affect of trauma on our body, mind, and spirit.
Marie is passionate about supporting individuals to find inner empowerment and authentic self-awareness through experiential therapies. Drawn to counseling as a result of harvesting the fruit her own life’s trials, she is whole-hearted about being a guide for others on their unique journey.
Marie brings wisdom from her healing journey and a compassionate heart to her work with her clients. She truly believes in the possibility of healing as a result of walking the path herself. She is a warm and supportive guide through the change process and eloquently creates the healing space where growth can take place.
In her private practice, Body, Soul, Spirit, Marie works with women, men, young adults, and adults to experience fulfillment, greater freedom of expression, and recovery from traumatic wounds that limit their hopes, desires, and satisfaction in life.