Marjorie Kreppel is the founder of The Counseling Center GroupTM. Marjorie is a DBT Certified Clinician through the DBT Linehan Board of Certification (DBT-LBC). The Linehan Board of Certification requires a tremendous amount of time, dedication and skill. There are only a handful of certified clinicians in any given region in the country. Marjorie’s training and expertise supports the entire CCG team in their continued development and expertise.
Marjorie has a Bachelor of Science degree in business management, with a psychology concentration, from Rochester Institute of Technology. Marjorie earned her masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marymount University. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and is a DBT Certified Clinician through the DBT Linehan Board of Certification. Marjorie completed Advanced Topics in DBT training including: (The Linehan Institute, Behavioral Tech, Level 4); Dialectical Behavior Therapy Intensive Training (The Linehan Institute, Behavioral Tech, Level 3) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy Prolonged Exposure (DBT-PE ) for trauma. Marjorie has also completed training in Gottman couple’s therapy practicum (through Level 3), and is a Gottman Seven Principles Educator.
She also specializes in relational issues and attachment systems, receiving training from Dr. Amir Levine, author of Attached. Additionally, Marjorie has training in Prolonged Exposure Therapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). Marjorie is a member of Chi Sigma Iota, a national counseling, academic, and professional honor society. She was recognized in Bethesda Magazine as a Reader’s Poll Top Vote Getter for 2015 Best Family Therapist, and CCM was Reader’s Pick for Best Of Bethesda in 2018, 2019 ,2020, and 2021. Marjorie is also a licensed clinical supervisor and provides supervision to LGPCs.
Prior to founding CCG, Marjorie founded The Counseling Center of Maryland, a group practice in the suburbs of Washington, DC with approximately 18 licensed therapists.
Over the years, Marjorie has facilitated a number of treatment modalities in private practice, clinic/agency, and hospital environments. Marjorie provided individual, couples, and family therapy at Washington Behavioral Medicine Associates, LLC (WBMA). She was also a counselor with Adventist Behavioral Health (ABH) Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) as a crisis manager, treatment planner, and psychotherapist for process groups, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) groups, individual counseling, and family counseling. Additionally, she was an individual therapy counselor at Fellowship Health Resources.
Marjorie was a consultant to Mindoula, supervising its new Collaborative Care initiative. Additionally, she provided family therapy, coordinated DBT skills training groups, parent psychoeducation groups and multi-family process groups at Northstar Academy.
Marjorie has been involved in a number of research and clinical initiatives. In 2012, she was chosen to collaborate on a grant-based study at Georgetown University related to preventing symptoms of depression in mothers of children with ASD. That same year, she traveled to Germany to present on autism spectrum disorders on behalf of the American Counseling Association. In 2013, Marjorie collaborated with a counseling research team from Marymount University to code and analyze qualitative data for a grief intervention study.
She has also had a successful, 20-year career in marketing. Her interactions with her clients and customers enhanced her ability to relate to others with understanding, compassion, and empathy. These traits have served as valuable assets in her counseling career.