Therapy

We offer professional therapy and counseling, in Warrenton, Virginia, to individuals who are suffering from depression, anxiety and panic attacks, marital or family issues, addictions, eating disorders, and other relationship issues.

Hello! I am Marianne Clyde, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) practicing in Warrenton, Virginia, and around the world. My greatest joy is helping people heal from the hurts, the traumas, and the beliefs that keep them stuck in life.

I help clients like this one . . . and I can help you too:

“Healing my physical wounds has been straightforward (but) healing my heart and soul and the very essence of who I am has been a long journey. (This is) the first time I viewed therapy as having a beginning, middle, and end. I was able to say I’m done. With Marianne’s help I feel like I’m finally the real me.”

I work with people who want help for

Addictions

Addiction is a physical or psychological dependence on a substance or an activity that negatively impacts your life. They exert a subtle but powerful and damaging influence in people’s lives. It’s time to seek help for your addictions when:

  • The addiction interferes with your relationships, your job, your life.
  • You spend all your time focused on the object of your addiction.
  • You think you “might” have a problem.
  • You are secretive, always blaming something or someone else, and/or you isolate yourself from healthy relationships.

I have successfully helped people overcome many kinds of addictions and put them back in control of their lives, including food addictions, sexual addictions, and alcohol/drug addictions.

The Marianne Clyde Center for Holistic Therapy was founded by Marianne Clyde, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) practicing in Warrenton, Virginia, and around the world. Her greatest joy is helping people heal from the hurts, the traumas, and the beliefs that keep them living the abundant life. Contact us for help getting unstuck!

Anxiety and panic attacks

Bummed, down, depressed, fatigued, upset, bored, low energy. Are these ways you have described yourself? All of these are words that can relate to the experience of depression. Our down moods lie along a continuum from mildly down to severely depressed. With the many different experiences of down moods, there isn’t one way to look at them. We counsel people who are depressed.

Anxiety presents itself in many forms. It is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong or needs your attention. Anxiety becomes a problem when there is not a real threat. Your brain does not know the difference between real and imagined threats, so we have to learn to recognize the signs of an oncoming anxiety or panic attack, and retrain our mind to see things more realistically, before we succumb to a panic attack.

Anxiety is a treatable disorder, and I have successfully helped people overcome:

  • Stress and Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic attacks
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

You do not have to suffer with the symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety is not something you have to learn to live with.
You can not only learn to manage it; you can overcome unwanted anxiety.

The Marianne Clyde Center for Holistic Therapy was founded by Marianne Clyde, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) practicing in Warrenton, Virginia, and around the world. Her greatest joy is helping people heal from the hurts, the traumas, and the beliefs that keep them living the abundant life. Contact us for help getting unstuck!

Depression and sadness

Bummed, down, depressed, fatigued, upset, bored, low energy. Are these ways you have described yourself? All of these are words that can relate to the experience of depression. Our down moods lie along a continuum from mildly down to severely depressed. With the many different experiences of down moods, there isn’t one way to look at them. We counsel people who are depressed.

Anxiety presents itself in many forms. It is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong or needs your attention. Anxiety becomes a problem when there is not a real threat. Your brain does not know the difference between real and imagined threats, so we have to learn to recognize the signs of an oncoming anxiety or panic attack, and retrain our mind to see things more realistically, before we succumb to a panic attack.

Anxiety is a treatable disorder, and I have successfully helped people overcome:

  • Stress and Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic attacks
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

You do not have to suffer with the symptoms of anxiety. Anxiety is not something you have to learn to live with.
You can not only learn to manage it; you can overcome unwanted anxiety.

Eating disorders

Eating disorders involve extreme behaviors, intense emotions and strong unhealthy attitudes towards eating, food and exercise. While eating disorders seem to revolve around eating and food, they are really not about the food. They stem from deep feelings of needing to be in control, fear of being out of control, unmet needs and feelings of worthlessness and fears about not fitting in or belonging.

Eating disorders rear their heads in many forms and, like an abusive relationship, take control of your life. Eating disorders are treatable; the earlier they are caught, the better.

  • Anorexia nervosa is characterized by an intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat, with a failure to maintain a body weight of at least 85% of normal age and weight expectations.
  • Bulimia is an eating disorder represented by binge eating and followed by compensatory behavior such as vomiting, excessive exercise, and/or use of laxative, diuretics, enemas, or fasting.
  • Binge eating disorder is characterized by excessive and compulsive gorging on large amounts of food even when you are full. As with other eating disorders, there is an accompanying dissatisfaction with body image.

Eating disorders are largely diagnosed in young women in their teens and early 20s, but I have seen them interfere in the lives of older women, and children as well as men.

The Marianne Clyde Center for Holistic Therapy was founded by Marianne Clyde, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) practicing in Warrenton, Virginia, and around the world. Her greatest joy is helping people heal from the hurts, the traumas, and the beliefs that keep them living the abundant life. Contact us for help getting unstuck!

Marriage and family

As a licensed marriage and family counselor, I have extensive experience in marriage counseling and relationship therapy.

In promoting healthy relationships, I help couples understand their own needs and feelings, helping each partner find the source and origin of his or her discomfort in a relationship. We explore the beliefs that promote the discomfort, whether they are anger, fear, intimidation, lack of intimacy, jealousy, feelings of neglect, mistrust, or indifference. We work on the relationship by changing the beliefs that create the negativity, all the while working on changing behavior patterns that are unhealthy. Relationship health and marital health are dependent on the emotional health of each partner; so that is my concentration.

If we only concentrate on changing behavior, without changing the beliefs, the chances of improving a relationship are very slim. On the other hand if we change the beliefs that keep us stuck, changing the behaviors is easy!

The Marianne Clyde Center for Holistic Therapy was founded by Marianne Clyde, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) practicing in Warrenton, Virginia, and around the world. Her greatest joy is helping people heal from the hurts, the traumas, and the beliefs that keep them living the abundant life. Contact us for help getting unstuck!

Trauma

I am also gratified and honored when they choose to share their story of healing in their own words. Every person I work with is unique . . . but my clients also share much in common: a struggle against pain, and a determination to reclaim their life, as this woman did:

I was stuck on pause.

Frozen in time.

All forward motion in my life had ceased.

I had been attacked and left for dead by my ex-husband of 20+ years. I had been in and out of therapy with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorder, insomnia and nightmares.

I got through my days with Ativan, afraid to go to sleep and dream. My life was a 1000- piece puzzle swirling around a wind tunnel refusing to come together and make me whole again.

Then I found Marianne.

We started with a 3-hour appointment. I knew right away she was going to help me. I felt safe and encouraged to uncover everything to put the pieces together. I was able to remember a period in my childhood that was blank and disturbing. We put the puzzle together. My childhood started to make sense.

I found answers.

I found ground zero where it all began and took my life back.

I have been able to deal with any anxiety now without medication.

Sleep is returning. I have a new normal that I like very much.

Marianne Clyde operates outside of the box. She respected my beliefs and didn’t push anything on me I did not want or couldn’t handle. That’s what made my work with her so healing.

I’m not frightened by the things that have happened to me anymore. We put the puzzle together and I feel a peace I haven’t felt in a long time.

Healing my physical wounds has been very straightforward. A logical predetermined order. Healing my heart and soul and the very essence of who I am has been a long journey. I never gave up and I eventually found Marianne. It’s the first time I viewed therapy as having a beginning, middle, and end. I was able to say I’m done. I’m ready to take my new normal for a spin.

With Marianne’s help I feel like I’m finally the real me.”

M.B., Haymarket, VA

The Power of Spirit Heals

As an ordained minister, I bring “the power of spirit” into my counseling work. I have found that when one’s thoughts are aligned with spiritual truth, then healing actions and behavior naturally follow, with profound effects on one’s relationships and circumstances. While I do offer supportive therapy and counseling in weekly sessions, I find that a deeper, more intensive approach where we meet for longer sessions fewer times is most effective and life changing for many clients. Some of my clients have found healing in an hour, some in several hours. Some have found healing in a matter of days or weeks. However long it takes, when true healing occurs, it is liberating in a way that you likely have never before experienced or imagined possible.

If you want to be set free emotionally from whatever is holding you back, call me today.
Together, we can begin the process of healing, so you can get on with your life!

As a licensed marriage and family counselor, I have extensive experience in marriage counseling and relationship therapy.

In promoting healthy relationships, I help couples understand their own needs and feelings, helping each partner find the source and origin of his or her discomfort in a relationship. We explore the beliefs that promote the discomfort, whether they are anger, fear, intimidation, lack of intimacy, jealousy, feelings of neglect, mistrust, or indifference. We work on the relationship by changing the beliefs that create the negativity, all the while working on changing behavior patterns that are unhealthy. Relationship health and marital health are dependent on the emotional health of each partner; so that is my concentration.

If we only concentrate on changing behavior, without changing the beliefs, the chances of improving a relationship are very slim. On the other hand if we change the beliefs that keep us stuck, changing the behaviors is easy!

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