Marie Whitman, CAC, is a Holistic Wellness Practitioner, Educator and Writer. She has two decades of experience working with clients to promote health and wholeness of Body, Mind and Spirit. Her private and group sessions offer potent practices for self-care such as..
* mindfulness meditation
* yoga for mental health
* pain management
* trauma-informed bodywork
* writing for wellness
* self-soothing and anxiety relief
* creative coaching for personal growth
Marie obtained her CAC credential as a Certified Addiction Counselor through the Florida State Board in 2022. She has worked in the mental health and addiction recovery field since 2016, leading group sessions at American Addiction Center’s Recovery First, Galt Ocean Rehab and Edge Recovery. She completed studies through the Academy for Addiction & Mental Health Nutrition, receiving certification as a CRNC, Certified Recovery Nutrition Coach
Marie held the National Board Certification in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork from the state of Florida and is the former Director of Admissions for one of the top Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork schools in South Florida. She obtained Level One Certification in Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy, Certification in Yin Yoga, Basic Certification in Structural Integration and Connective Tissue Bodywork and study and certification in Active Isolated Stretching and Thai Massage. Marie is also certified in Y12SR, Yoga for 12 Step Recovery. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Communications and attended Pratt University's Spring Institute in Creative Arts Therapy.
Whitman is a member of the National Association for Poetry Therapy and has offered Writing for Recovery programs within substance abuse treatment centers since 2016. She has been a grant recipient for her program "Poetry with a Purpose, which brought poetry classes and arts performances into Women-In-Distress domestic violence shelter in South Florida.
She has been a frequent Teaching Artist with Memorial Healthcare’s New DAY Program which seeks to divert juvenile offenders from the delinquency system and reduce recidivism. She has led many writing and spoken word programs with New Day as well as produced and edited three books of poetry containing the writings of the participants. In collaboration with Christina G Smith Community Mental Health, Marie presented writing workshops to youth experiencing emotional or behavioral challenges. Marie also created an interactive poetry presentation for the Miami Dade Cultural Affairs Arts Wellness Festival. CLICK HERE to learn more about Marie Whitman's Arts and Poetry programming and experience.