Marion Goertz is an Approved Supervisor with
the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and is
registered with the Canadian Registry for Marriage and Family
Therapy. She is a certified practitioner in the use of psychometric
instruments including MBTI, FIRO-B, Taylor Johnson and the Strong
Interest Inventory. Her graduate degrees, Master of Divinity
(Counselling) and Doctor of Ministry (Marriage and Family) support
emotional, relational and spiritual client care in the context
of an understanding of how family systems operate.
Prior to undertaking study in the field of
family therapy, Marion consulted to a wide range of Canadian corporations
in the area of community, marketing and investor relations. Such
experience has translated into a current involvement in teaching
and coaching both in the context of the corporate world and also
in graduate school settings.
International business travel and consulting
to multicultural organizations has shaped a sensitivity to the rich
diversity of people groups that comprise the Canadian culture. Working
with couples in cross-cultural relationships is a particular interest.
Choosing the Right Counsellor:
• Shop around; check into referrals from friends,
family, professional associations
• Ask questions:
-What qualifications and experience does this person
have with your particular issue?
-What are the fees for counselling sessions and other related forms
-What procedures and therapeutic techniques does this practitioner
-What happens if the relationship “doesn’t fit or feel
-What governing body sets this practitioner’s terms of ethical
conduct and licensing?
• Listen to your head, heart and intuition:
Right from the first phone contact:
-Is this someone that you think understands your issues?
-Do you feel that you could work with them to set goals and accomplish
-Are you sensing that you are heard, respected, encouraged and challenged?