Marie Dauterive, MS
|Professions: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Creative Arts Therapy|
|License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision|
|Primary Credential: Registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern - IMT1861|
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I have found that the most healing comes from a place of compassion, non judgment, empathy, and clarity. I feel so grateful to be able to provide a space for you to experience those things and share what's making you feel stuck right now. Even if you can't feel it sometimes, your heart knows the answers to even the hardest issues, it's just about creating the right space so you can hear it. My counseling practice isn't about giving you answers or handing out advice, but really about shining some light in the dark places so you can see your own wisdom. Maybe you're feeling lost or not sure of what you want to do next, or even who you really are or what your purpose is? Maybe you're trying to make sense of experiences you had or relationships you have been in? Or maybe you are trying to understand some of the things you're feeling that keep persisting, hurts that keep coming up, or fear that feels like it's standing in your way? The thing is, I've noticed that when we don't look at those things and when we try to avoid the things that scare us most, they keep coming back to remind us they are still there and are needing our compassion and attention. I love what I do, and feel so honored to witness and hold space for people like you, as you take a look at these things and create a relationship with your truest self from a place of wholeness, worth, and authenticity. I look forward to meeting you.
Email or Call Marie Dauterive, MS at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 22543
More Info About My Practice
If you have been to therapy before, my practice might feel a little different. I have a unique experience and therapeutic relationship with everyone I work with, and even though I always come from a humanistic, person centered approach, what that looks like is different for everyone. On our first communication we usually talk about that, and I find out what you are really looking for in your therapeutic experience and how you would like to feel at the end. Most of the people I work with have identified some of their experiences to have been traumatic, or things that have helped create the image of who they are today. I have a passion for working with people who are wanting to find out more of who they really are and want to explore what their truest most authentic selves look like. Many of my clients have had adoption related experiences either as an adoptee, a birthparent, or an adoptive parent. What each person seems to have in common is the willingness to explore more about the parts of themselves they have been keeping in the dark. Interested in expressive arts therapy like painting, clay, or sandtray therapy? Sometimes words don't seem to fully explain things, and there are lots of other ways that you can experience healing and insight if you are feeling you want something other than talking alone. If you think that's something that may interest you, for you our your child, let's talk about it.
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
As much as I would like to say I can help with every issue, I can't. Instead, I have found the things I am really passionate about, and skilled at working with.
One of the things I have found myself able to do is to really sit with the darker parts of ourselves. Those "unworthy" parts, the parts that we feel shame about, or the parts we don't like to look at. Often people find themselves fearful of these parts, or feel embarrassed by these hidden shadow parts, but I am able to bring some light here and hold space for exploration of these shadow aspects of ourselves, who are often perceived as holding us back from the life we want to live.
Another area of my strength is working with people who have had trauma related experiences. I am able to sit in the darkest of pain and hurt as these experiences are freed from the hiding places they have often been kept in.
I also have a passion for working with people with adoption related experiences. As an adoptee myself I know the unique culture of adoption, and am aware of the many different ways adoption can impact a life. I have received and provided adoption related training to fellow therapists as we open up to the needs of this underserved community of adoptees, birthparents, and adoptive parents.
My View on the Purpose of Psychotherapy
I view therapy as a tool to help create room so that you can fill your life with the things you want instead of the things keeping you stuck. I find that sometimes people seek out psychotherapy because they feel something is broken, or often times, that they themselves are broken or lost. My view of the purpose of Psychotherapy is to help you see your own wisdom, passion, and purpose. To fall in love with the parts of yourself you have deemed as unlovable, unworthy, or that hold feelings of shame, fear, and sadness. It's often when we can see these darker parts of ourselves with compassion, that the things that seemed broken become opportunities toward a life that is more of what you are wanting.
What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist
Being a Psychotherapist is a second career for me and one that has allowed me to really find my purpose. I feel so honored and privileged to be sitting across from people who are taking courageous action in changing their lives and deciding how they want to connect with themselves and within their relationships. Most of the time I get to see people as their most authentic selves, where they explore who they are and where they've been. Witnessing that journey and being able to be a part of the healing that takes place is truly amazing.
My Role as a Therapist
When I started as a therapist I wanted to help people. Sometimes, especially when working with children, I really wanted to do everything possible to take the pain and hurt away. Then, I realized what my role really was as a therapist when I became the person on the couch. I realized when I explored my own inner self through my own therapy work that I didn't want anyone to fix it for me, or take my struggles away. Instead I wanted someone to sit in it with me while I figured it out. Doing my own work has been my greatest teacher on what I wanted my role as a therapist to be for the people I hold space for. I realized that even for children, it's not my place to take pain away, but instead to help hold it while each person processed it, felt it, and figured out how to climb out of the hole they were sitting in. Today I see my role as therapist to be the person who climbs down in the hole you may be sitting in and holds the flashlight as you discover all the powers you have within you to climb your way out.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Family Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Creative Arts Therapy
Ages I Work With
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