Marie Reitz, MA in Progress, Intern

Hello, I’m Marie!

MA in Progress, Intern

My greatest accomplishment in life is being able to look back knowing that I served others. To me there is no higher calling in life than to help facilitate the natural healing process. I was born in Madison, Wisconsin, but I consider myself to be a Colorado native as I have lived here for most of my life. I am currently a counseling student with Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. I live on the beautiful Colorado plains with my husband and my sweet fur baby “kitten” who always follow me around like a little shadow. My husband plays guitar and loves performing at home science experiments while I tend to lean more towards doing yoga and tackling a never-ending list of at home projects.

I always enjoyed learning about psychology in high school and my teachers were always encouraging me to do more. This is why I majored in psychology when I first entered Metropolitan State University. However, I quickly change my major to philosophy after being inspired by a professor who impressed me with her ability to reach people on a very deep level. She stood up for the rights of others, she encouraged students to fully express their thoughts and feelings, and she stood against the mistreatment of human beings. I was instantly hooked. I loved striving to understand more about the nature of knowledge, free will, morality, ethics, and consciousness.
During my time on campus I was also a supplemental instructor for first-year students enrolling in sociology. My students were amazing and I was delighted to be there mentor. I made sure every student knew how to access on campus resources. I will always remember that on one occasion a student confided a personal story to me and I made sure to escort them to the campus counseling office where I waited with them until the therapist arrived. I also made sure my students knew that I was there for them if they needed someone to talk to. The time spent with my students was one of the most rewarding. I felt like I was actually making such a positive impact in the lives of others. I would go on to volunteer to help the homeless, I raised awareness for victims of sexual assault, and I built homes for those who have been displaced.

Hello, I’m Marie!

MA in Progress, Intern

My greatest accomplishment in life is being able to look back knowing that I served others. To me there is no higher calling in life than to help facilitate the natural healing process. I was born in Madison, Wisconsin, but I consider myself to be a Colorado native as I have lived here for most of my life. I am currently a counseling student with Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado. I live on the beautiful Colorado plains with my husband and my sweet fur baby “kitten” who always follow me around like a little shadow. My husband plays guitar and loves performing at home science experiments while I tend to lean more towards doing yoga and tackling a never-ending list of at home projects.

I always enjoyed learning about psychology in high school and my teachers were always encouraging me to do more. This is why I majored in psychology when I first entered Metropolitan State University. However, I quickly change my major to philosophy after being inspired by a professor who impressed me with her ability to reach people on a very deep level. She stood up for the rights of others, she encouraged students to fully express their thoughts and feelings, and she stood against the mistreatment of human beings. I was instantly hooked. I loved striving to understand more about the nature of knowledge, free will, morality, ethics, and consciousness.
During my time on campus I was also a supplemental instructor for first-year students enrolling in sociology. My students were amazing and I was delighted to be there mentor. I made sure every student knew how to access on campus resources. I will always remember that on one occasion a student confided a personal story to me and I made sure to escort them to the campus counseling office where I waited with them until the therapist arrived. I also made sure my students knew that I was there for them if they needed someone to talk to. The time spent with my students was one of the most rewarding. I felt like I was actually making such a positive impact in the lives of others. I would go on to volunteer to help the homeless, I raised awareness for victims of sexual assault, and I built homes for those who have been displaced.
When I graduated from college I was left feeling like something was missing and I knew that I needed a change. I now enjoy connecting with people and helping them to cope with some of life’s most difficult situations including: high trauma, extreme stress, relationship difficulties, sexual abuse, domestic violence, divorce, family conflict, loss of a loved one, anxiety, depression, self-harm, and suicide. My job is to make you feel comfortable and safe where you are free to explore your inner world openly. I am directed towards helping you reach your goals through what works best for you. I am devoted to supporting you through dark times and to empower you to take control of your life decisions. Together we can tackle the obstacles that are holding you back from leading a more peaceful and fulfilling life.
When I graduated from college I was left feeling like something was missing and I knew that I needed a change. I now enjoy connecting with people and helping them to cope with some of life’s most difficult situations including: high trauma, extreme stress, relationship difficulties, sexual abuse, domestic violence, divorce, family conflict, loss of a loved one, anxiety, depression, self-harm, and suicide. My job is to make you feel comfortable and safe where you are free to explore your inner world openly. I am directed towards helping you reach your goals through what works best for you. I am devoted to supporting you through dark times and to empower you to take control of your life decisions. Together we can tackle the obstacles that are holding you back from leading a more peaceful and fulfilling life.