Educational background: Doctor of Clinical Psychology – Ryokan College, Los Angeles, CA, 1996. Master of Arts in Applied Psychology – University of Santa Monica, 1994. Bachelor of Arts in Psychology/Cross Cultural Anthropology – California State University, Dominguez Hills, 1992
Licenses: Licensed Clinical Psychologist, California
Fields of specialization: Spiritual Psychology, relationship counseling, children and adolescents, chemical dependency
Dr. Marie Beech is currently serving as a member of the faculty of the University of Santa Monica in the Soul-Centered Living I Program. She has taught several classes in the Counseling Psychology Program and was a Faculty Project Report Reader in the Second Year Class. She served as a Faculty Reader Leader in both the First and Second Year classes.
Marie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Cross-Cultural Anthropology from California State University at Dominguez Hills. She received her Master’s Degree from the University of Santa Monica in Applied Psychology and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Ryokan College in Los Angeles.
Dr. Beech has extensive experience in the field of early childhood development. In 1985, she opened and operated a therapeutic preschool to assist children with developmental delays or who were considered at-risk. The focus of her program was to use behavioral interventions to address individual needs in a safe, structured environment. Her preschool was in operation for more than 10 years.
Marie’s pre- and postdoctoral internship hours were spent as part of a multi-disciplinary treatment team providing both inpatient and outpatient therapy to the geriatric population.
Dr. Beech worked as a licensed Clinical Psychologist for the County of Orange Health Care Agency for more than 10 years. She was working with adolescent females who have had multiple arrests and a dual diagnosis. Dr. Beech was also the over-site director of a state-mandated medical funded program from 2000-2004. This program addressed the mental health issues of children and adolescents who have had multiple hospitalizations.
Currently, Dr. Beech has a private practice in Long Beach, California. Her specialty is working with clients who have experienced physical and emotional trauma, using EMDR and Brainspotting techniques.
Dr. Beech is a member of the American Psychological Association, California Psychological Association, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society, and Project Self-Esteem.