Marianella Alvarado-Michel received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kennesaw State University. She did her 6 months internship at the Wellstar Hospital psychiatric unit, where learned skills in short-term crisis intervention, stabilization, follow-up, and outpatient care.
For 13 years she worked in the field of addiction as a Dual Diagnosis counselor providing support, counseling, and treatment for people with substance use, sex addiction, codependency, and co-occurring mental health disorders.
In her search for improving people’s lives, she trained as a Wellness and Health Coach at Emory University where she learned how to help individuals gain knowledge, skills, and confidence to take responsibility for their physical and mental health and their lifestyles. For the past 5 years, her focus has been working with clients to improve their mental health by educating and motivating them to make long-term changes that can improve their overall wellbeing.
Marianella’s main goal as a Wellness and Mental Health Coach is to provide a safe, compassionate, and powerful environment for patients to feel motivated enough to make important and long-lasting changes in their health.