- BA in Psychology | Kalamazoo College
- Master’s in Social Work | University of Michigan
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Priority Health PPO
Type of Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Humanistic Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Career Goals
- Life Transitions
- Substance Use/Abuse
About Marianna Olson
Whether you are struggling with a life transition, family or romantic relationship problem or overwhelmed with stress from work or school, I want you to know that I will do my best to hold a safe and judgment-free space for you. I will help you look deeper into yourself on your journey of positive change, personal growth, and self-improvement. Let’s work together to figure out why you are not as happy as you would like to be and work towards living up to your full potential, for yourself, and the people in your life.
I graduated from Kalamazoo College with a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Studio Art while being a collegiate student athlete. I earned my Master’s in Social Work from the University of Michigan with a concentration in Interpersonal Practice in Integrated Health, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse.
As your therapist, it is important to me to use a humanistic, trauma-informed, holistic approach with you. I will see you as a whole person first and not defined by any clinical diagnosis. My approach is focused on each individual’s unique strengths to best navigate working together towards accomplishing their goals. Most importantly, you are incredibly strong for taking this initial step of seeking support to start taking back control of your life. I look forward to holding a respectful safe space for you to grow, heal, and start living the happier and healthier life you desire and deserve.
Unique Approach to Therapy
What makes my approach unique? I am regularly asking for feedback from my patients. How is the treatment going? Are we addressing issues you care about? Do you feel you are making measurable progress? At Start My Wellness, we help people actively engage in making therapy as useful and user friendly as possible. We use this feedback to improve treatment methods, guide therapist training and improve overall customer satisfaction. We believe this patient-centered approach makes Start My Wellness world-class.
Specialized & Extended Training
What makes Marianna Olson stand out is her high level of education and experience. She, along with all Start My Wellness therapists, attends at least 120 hours of extensive ongoing training and personal development per year in treating anxiety, depression, work stress, and relationship problems. This rigorous instruction differentiates Marianna from others in the field and allows her to provide the highest quality of service to patients.