Hello - I'm Dr. Marcie - Nice to Meet You!
For 20 years I have helped families and schools help kids with challenging behaviors. From preschooler who won't sit still to tween who is defiant and disrespectful to the teen who has ODD and ADHD. My realistic, action based approach has resulted in less tantrums, less yelling and less fighting. There are more happy family dinners, more classroom instruction and more magic moments.
I earned my doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University. I am a two time best selling author. I am have a thriving private practice in New York City that takes me around the country helping families. I provide school wide trainings for educators of all ages.
Yet, my passion comes from my own struggles as a child. School was not my strong suite. Spelling was hard, social studies was confusing and reading was exhausting. I was in resource room, a version of special education. On top of that, I was sick. In second grade I did not grow at all (maybe that is why I am only 5'1") and in third grade I was nauseas almost all the time.
Overcoming my own learning challenges and getting healthy led to my unique view of the world. I know there is always an answer. I know that answer may be out of the box. I know the best answers include action steps. From my childhood I learned to be fiercely dedicated to learning, I learned to be resilient and I learned to be creative. These skills I get to use everyday and bring to every family, every training, every conversation.