Dr. Marie Isom

Dr.  Marie Isom has dedicated her professional career to the mental health profession. She has been an Associate Professor teaching full-time in higher education since 2011. Dr. Isom has taught courses for various programs and certificate areas, served as a subject matter lead and curriculum designer, and a university supervisor. She has also served on various committees and been a faculty advisor for several organizations. She maintains an active membership in various professional organizations and has presented at workshops and conferences at the county, regional, and state levels. Research interests include resiliency, trauma, grief and loss, group counseling, and counselor education and supervision.

She has 4+ years of experience as a laboratory assistant for various undergraduate and graduate research departments and has participated in writing and revising accepted federal grant proposals for counseling programs offered in Northern Virginia. Dr. Isom has worked in community mental health as a counselor for children's grief camps, worked as a crisis responder serving seven counties in Michigan, and helped facilitate after school programs in Northern Virginia for middle school students that would be first generation college students.

In 2008, she began her work as a private practice psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Dr. Isom has 19 years of experience at the elementary and secondary levels in public school counseling. With many years of experience working with youth of all ages, she understands the struggles that families face from a universal standpoint and currently provides support to teens and caregivers experiencing challenges. 

She earned her BS in Psychology and Biology from Central Michigan University; MA in Counseling with a Concentration in School Counseling from Marymount University; and Ed.D. in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University.

Licensure & Certifications

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), State of Maryland

Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS), Center for Credentialing & Education

National Certified Counselor (NCC), National Board of Certified Counselors

Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), National Therapist Certification Program (pending)

Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider (BC-TMH), Center for Credentialing & Education (pending)

Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider, Evergreen Certifications (Summer 2023)

Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Center for Teaching & Learning, American Public University Systems

Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP), NCDA Credentialing Commission

Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), Center for Credentialing and Education

National Board-Certified Teacher/Counselor (NBCT/SC), National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

Certificate Area: School Counseling, Early Childhood through Young Adult (ages 3-18+)

Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), State of South Carolina

Professional School Counselor, State of Maryland, K-12 Certificate

Professional School Counselor, State of South Carolina, K-12 Certificate

Professional School Counselor, State of Virginia, K-12 License

Select Specialty Trainings

EMDR and Telehealth Mastery Course: Advanced EMDR Trauma Treatments via Telehealth & In-Person (Summer 2023)

Training of Trainers: PREPaRE Workshop 2: Crisis Prevention & Preparedness (3rd Ed., 2nd Ed.): The Roles of School-Based Mental Health Professionals, National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) 

Training of Trainers: PREPaRE Workshop 1: Crisis Prevention & Preparedness (2nd Ed.): Comprehensive School Safety Planning, National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) 

Bounce Back: Adaptation of Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS) for K-5 Elementary School Students, The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Disaster Mental Health Responder, American Red Cross, Palmetto South Carolina Region

Adlerian Family Coaching: Making a Difference One Family at a Time, South Carolina Conference of Adlerian Psychology

Essential Neuroscience Conference, Palmetto Behavioral Health System

Active Parenting of Teens, Leader Training Workshop, Active Parenting Publishers

Active Parenting Now, Leader Training Workshop, Active Parenting Publishers

Essentials of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Southeastern CBT

Using Child-Centered Play Therapy in Your Practice, South Carolina Association of Play Therapy