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Professional Licensure
Dr. Carolyna Smiley-Marquez is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), certified by the National Board for Professional Counselors and is affiliated with the American Counseling Association, the American Psychological Association, Boulder IDC and with Psychology Today .

Child & Family Investigations
Dr. Smiley-Marquez provides Child & Family Investigations for family court.

Credentials & Certifications
Dr. Smiley-Marquez holds an interdisciplinary degree from the University of Colorado and has master's certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Transactional Analysis (TA) and
EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and listed at EMDRIA.

Dr. Smiley-Marquez is a student of brain function and its application to practical therapy Brain Matters, Inc.
& AMEN Institute.

She holds mediation, cross-cultural and international mediation certifications from CDR Associates, American Arbitration Association,American Association for Affirmative Action, Advanced Commercial Mediation Institute and is a roster member of the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution and the Native Dispute Resolution Network.

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Counseling
A Brief Therapy Service offers therapeutic counseling and coaching, facilitation, mediation and training services for organizations and for diverse individuals, groups, families, couples and individuals.

More than 8,100 hours of direct service to clients, multi-modal training, multicultural and diversity savvy, bilingual (Spanish-English) services, knowledge about overall health, brain function and mental health and a commitment to continuous improvement sets Multicultural Counselors & Mediators apart.

Child & Family Investigation
Dr. Smiley-Marquez provides Child & Family Investigations for Family Court. For more information, see Child & Family Investigation.

Current Groups
Supervision for Therapists
Women 50+
Grief Resolution
Career and Business
Multicultural Women
Spanish Language Groups

Specialties
Applying multi-modal strategies, A Brief Therapy Service provides counseling and coaching services for groups, couples and individuals in these areas (alphabetical):
• Aging
• Anxiety
• Communication
• Depression & Grief
• Discrimination
• Diversity Issues
• Native Americans
• Group and Community Facilitation
• Healthy Brain
• High Performance
• Immigration & Acculturation
• Mediation
• Work Performance Counseling
• Relationships
• Re-parenting
• Post Traumatic Stress
• GLB and TTT Aware

It's All In Your Head! Care and Feeding of the Brain
Dr. Smiley-Marquez offers a 30-90 minute educational program at no cost to community groups. This free program engages participants in assessing their own brain health and provides practical tools for improving, healing and keeping the brain healthy for life.

Approaches
Dr. Smiley-Marquez applies a strengths-based approach that is educational, client centered, supportive and solution-oriented. She encourages and expects active participation in and reflection on the process.

She has a multicultural and multilingual background and professional understanding of the dynamics that occur in society, institutions and groups when there are language, race and gender, sexual or gender orientation, age, culture and other differences and extensive experience with diversity, cross cultural communication, conflict resolution, discrimination issues, harassment and violence prevention.

Focus
A Brief Therapy Service is focused on maximizing strengths while addressing barriers to optimal health.

Principles
A Brief Therapy Service is committed to and provides professional services based on principles of integrity, honesty, quality, partnership and hard work.

Affiliations and Memberships
Dr. Smiley-Marquez holds certified membership and is listed with NBCC (National Board for Certified Counselors), EMDRIA (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing International Association), ACA (American Counseling Association), and the APA (American Psychological Association).

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