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Marian Amundsen

MA, Doctoral Student Intern

Marian graduated from Florida Institute of Technology with her Bachelor’s degree in Forensic Psychology with an emphasis in pre-law studies. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree and doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in trauma intervention. Her primary focus has been treating child survivors of sexual abuse and their families through Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral interventions, allowing survivors to process their trauma while adopting a healthy perspective to moving forward and enhancing their quality of life. 


Marian has worked with a wide range of clients, from young children to adolescents, and senior adults with varying backgrounds. She hopes to continue work with individuals looking for healing following various traumatic life experiences, and has done so through family, group, and individual counseling. She is currently working towards certification as a Sexual Abuse Treatment Provider. She has co-created Psychological First Aid trainings for workplace emergencies to enhance mental health for employees following traumatic experiences or loss and provides regular safety planning for families to promote a proactive approach to reducing rates of revictimization in the community. More recently, Marian has presented research at an international level on the role that humor plays in trauma recovery and has plans to continue enhancing this line of research. 


  • Children, adolescents, and adults
  • Sexual abuse
  • Trauma
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)