Marilyn Hembrick, MA

Resident in Counseling

Marilyn earned her Master of Arts degree in Counseling at Liberty University. Marilyn has worked numerous years in the business sector and while doing so, she married and raised a family. In addition to her business experience, Marilyn acquired a Pastoral Care and Counseling Diploma and a Certificate in Formational Prayer from The Center for New Life School of Continuing Ministry in Richmond, Virginia. Marilyn’s leadership roles include leading women ministry groups, youth mentoring group, youth church groups, and volunteered at the YWCA Women’s shelter.

Marilyn completed her internship under the supervision of Michael Flynn, LCSW at Resource Guidance Services, Inc. Glen Allen, Virginia where she gained valuable counseling experience and knowledge with individuals and couples in the areas of anger management, boundary issues, career transition, depression, and anxiety. Currently, Marilyn is a Resident in Counseling employed at Resource Guidance Services, Inc and The Refocus Center in Mechanicsville, Virginia. While working at The Refocus Center in Mechanicsville, Marilyn will do individual counseling and co-lead psychoeducation support groups. She will be under the supervision of Jennifer Perkinson, LPC at Resource Guidance Services, Inc.

In counseling, Marilyn uses Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Narrative Therapy to help her clients through their emotional pains and life challenges. With that, she embraces the power of choice to change for recovery, restoration, and reconciliation. Marilyn’s passion lies in being that conduit to her clients to overcome the emotional toll of depression, anxiety, stress, family, and relationship issues, trust issues, career transition, grief, forgiveness, and sexual and/or physical trauma. In the past twelve months, she has counseled several young women traumatized by sexual abuse. To enhance her effectiveness, Marilyn hopes to complete her training requirements for the Green Cross certification as a Certified Traumatologist at Regent University, School of Counseling in 2017.

Recently, Marilyn became a PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator to enable her to help both married and unmarried couples who wants to understand and to improve their relationships. PREPARE/ENRICH is an effective relationship and skill-building inventory assessment tool that is custom tailored to a couple's relationship and provides couple exercises to build their relationship skills.

In her free time, Marilyn enjoys reading, walking, and spending time with her family, her church family, and friends. Marilyn loves to travel and to seek new and exciting adventures to fill her life. Foremost, Marilyn is a Christian and she strongly believes that the power to heal physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually rest in God’s hands. Therefore, she is thankful that God has placed in her the desire to help others to their healing journey.