Hello - I'm Dr. Marcie
For over 20 years I’ve helped families and schools change challenging behaviors. My work includes the preschoolers who won’t sit still, to tweens who are defiant and disrespectful, to the teen who has ODD and/or ADHD. Realistic, action based tools are my speciality and results in happier families and more positive classroom environments. Using the same skill set, I also help organizations bridge mental health and business.
My passion to helping families, supporting teachers and teaching about mental health comes from the challenges and triumphs I’ve faced in my own life. School was not my strong suit. Spelling was hard, social studies was confusing, and reading was exhausting. It all came with big feelings I didn’t always know how to express. I faced my own learning and emotional challenges and earning my doctorate from Teacher College, Columbia University before I was 30. This has informed my unique view and positive perspective.
My next step was start my own company, Behavior and Beyond, based in New York City. It is a boutique family culture speciality practice that helps shift family culture through a heavy focus on parent training and in home support. The services we provide have given me the opportunity to be in the homes and classrooms of thousands of children around the world. It is always an honor when families, schools and organizations put their time and trust in me and my team. I LOVE sharing what I know! I also LOVE learning from the families and businesses I connect with!
I know there is always a solution because all behavior can change! I know the best answers often require us thinking out of the box. I know change means action. I also know help and an outside perspective is powerful. From my childhood, I learned to be resilient, remain creative, and find the positive path. I’m grateful to use these skills in my consultations, trainings, workshops and keynotes!