Our approach is one of compassion and empowerment. We believe that you have everything already within you to lead a rich and fulfilling life. What often stands in the way of manifesting that are beliefs, often that you’ve carried with you from childhood that no longer serve you.
We help you examine your beliefs and thought processes, adjusting them accordingly so that you are better able to realize your goals and dreams to live the best life possible. In addition to that, we offer ancillary services, such as yoga and mediation that support you while you endeavor to live the healthy lifestyle that you have chosen.
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Marianne Clyde is an expert in Mental Health in the workplace. Speaking to businesses and associations about empowerment, team building and relationship networking, she is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, in practice for over 27 years, energizing speaker and dauntless world traveller. She lived in Japan for over 8 years and has spent time in at least 20 developing countries, teaching about recovery from trauma, personal empowerment and interpersonal relationships.
She has met with child soldiers, amputees and rebel army leaders in Sierra Leone, visited with victims of rape as a weapon of war in the Democratic Republic of Congo, taught doctoral students in Afghanistan about the effects of stress on mental health and spoken to large gatherings in Pakistan after visiting with earthquake victims in the Northwest Frontier. After partnering with the former Ambassador from Malawi to Japan, to establish village maize gardens and other projects, the Ambassador had this to say, “Marianne is an excellent trauma counselor, networker, change agent and revolutionary. Through her initiatives, the poor children and women of Malawi have realized new lives. Child mortality has been mitigated by the provision of clean borehole water. Hospitals are no longer overcrowded by children who were admitted due to hookworms. School going rates have doubled as no child is soaked while at school. In return Malawian women call Marianne ANAPHIRI meaning a woman from the great clan.”
She has written and published numerous articles, appeared on radio and television worldwide, commenting on topics ranging from gun violence to having a happy marriage. Host and producer of her own TV shows, she has also hosted a call in radio show and has produced Moments of Mindfulness Meditation CD.
After launching 2 best-selling books, Peaceful Parenting: 10 Essential Principles and Un-Leashed: Practical Steps to Get Your Life Unstuck, she has now released her most powerful book to date, Zentivity™: How to Eliminate Chaos, Stress and Discontent in Your Workplace. As chaos, reactivity and polarization reign, whether your workplace is in politics, business or home, she recognizes and advocates for mental health in the workplace. She encourages readers to establish a strong internal locus of control, so as not to get knocked off balance by the winds of opinion, changes in the economy or upheaval in politics. Only then, she asserts, can you truly make the changes that need to be made. Only then, can you even begin to be the leader you are called to be.
Marianne is not only the founder of the Marianne Clyde Center for Holistic Psychotherapy, in Warrenton, VA, winner of the 2017 Best of Warrenton award, but also the founder of Be the Change Foundation empowering and equipping women in need to build successful home-based businesses.
Anna Marie Askin-Evans
Anna Marie is our Director of Adolescent Programs. Anna Marie Askin-Evans, M.A., Resident in Marriage and Family Therapy, has over 10 years of experience in working with individuals to reconnect with their core value; due to core hurts and vulnerabilities from painful and traumatic events may cause one to feel devalued and lose sight of his/her true value. Anna Marie offers individual, couples, family and group counseling for children and adults.
Anna Marie has developed a series of “Know Your Core Value” Workshops that focus on connecting to ones Core Value: Parenting with Compassion and Core Value, and The Powerful Self, The Valued Self, and Core Value Eating. Each workshop takes a unique approach to personal healing and growth. Anna Marie also offers a “Core Value Family” intensive where she works with all members of a family to learn negotiation, collaboration, cooperation along with truly valuing one another. Anna Marie is involved in various community outreach programs, including providing psychotherapy for the Fauquier Free Clinic, empowerment group talks for the local homeless shelter, the Fauquier Health Wellness Center and other community groups in the Warrenton and surrounding areas.
Anna Marie also provides seminars in the workplace. In addition, she has developed the curriculum and format for the diversion program conducted at the Center through the Court Services Unit of the Dept. of Juvenile Justice. Her areas of interest include working with women who are victims of domestic violence, children and family issues to restore a healthy familial environment. She shares a unique approach to helping young children and adolescents find their own value by teaching them resourcefulness, responsibility, respect, relationship investment and regulation of impulses and emotions. Her childhood experience living in Central and South America has enabled her to work within culturally complex groups with sensitivity to gender and cultural differences. Anna Marie takes a compassionate approach to her work and believes everyone is born with value. She is committed to helping individuals discover the deepest part of who they are, by reconnecting to their own core value.
Michelle Leonard, LCSW
Michelle is an outpatient therapist with 18+ years working as a mental health clinician in private practice. Michelle earned her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore (1998) and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Virginia. Michelle works with a wide spectrum of issues including mood disorders, anxiety/adjustment and obsessive/compulsive disorders, grief/loss, spiritual issues, anger management, women’s issues, eating disorders, and addictions. In addition, Michelle works with trauma recovery and marital counseling. She is trained in Relational Enhancement Therapy and has a passion for helping couples and families heal from brokenness and pain. While Michelle draws from numerous therapy approaches/models ( Cognitive-Behavioral, Gestalt, Family Systems, Trauma model, Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Psychodynamic) in her practice, she seeks most to be spiritually discerning and relies heavily on the power and authority in Christ Jesus. Her hope in pain and healing is grounded in the promises and truths in the Bible. She hopes to illuminate strengths,clarify truths for individuals, couples, and families, and facilitate healing for people who are struggling.
Steffie Foard is the Administrative Assistant and Meditation Instructor for the Marianne Clyde Center for Holistic Psychotherapy. She earned a MS in Textile Products Marketing from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, in 1996. In addition, she has been a Certified Meditation Instructor since May 2010 and a Certified Teen Meditation Instructor since 2016.
Upon graduating from UNCG, Steffie worked in the textile industry for over ten years. It was at that time she had a lightning bolt moment—she was called to study acupuncture. She moved north to attend Tia Sophia Institute and for a year was immersed in the school’s Taoist traditions and teachings. Then, in a change of course, Steffie became a wife and mother. It was through the experience of early motherhood that she was drawn to the healing art of meditation. She found it to be so beneficial to her own life that she decided to share it with others and become a Certified Meditation Instructor through the International College of Metaphysical Theology. She became certified through Shamble Kids to teach teen meditation later. She has found much joy in sharing the healing power of meditation with others over the last several years.
Steffie lives in Warrenton with her husband and son. She is interested in meditation, yoga, metaphysical study, and anything vintage.