Marchita attended Avila College and received a BA in Psychology and attended Friends University where she received her Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy. Marchita went on to become a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Missouri and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Kansas. She is a member of the International Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and a member of the American Counselors Association.
Marchitta has worked in the field of Counseling for over 22 years. After graduate school, she worked for 5 years at Spofford Residential Home for Children and has experience working with many different populations with various problems. She has worked in private practice at Liberty Family Counseling, treating individuals with eating disorders. She also worked with the Military at Fort Riley as well as several of the Outpatient mental health facilities. She has connected with a wide variety of populations and age groups, from children as young as five to individuals in nursing homes.
One thing all of these experiences have taught her is the need for and the influence of family in the therapeutic process. She believes that in life, families are created through birth or by choice. It is not important how the family structure looks as long as it functions best for the given individuals. She believes a family is not always blood-related, it is made up of the most important and impactful people in one’s life.