About Marie

D. Marie Breton, M.A.C.P., MFTI-5910

Marie has been the owner/director of Breton Wellness since September, 2014. She has been doing contract work as a CBRS and Case Manager for STARR Family Behavioral Health in Boise from January, 2015 until January of 2018.  She has worked in California, as a Practicum Trainee and then Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern for Family Dynamics Resource Center in the Shasta Family Justice Center (now “One SAFE Place”) Satellite Office, from July 2011 until June of 2014.  Marie is a trained Crisis Counselor since 2010, and has volunteered and worked as a Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Advocate, Navigator, Navigator Coordinator and Supplemental Crisis Line Supervisor for (formerly Shasta Women’s Refuge & Shasta Family Justice Center) One SAFE Place.  She facilitated groups and provided counseling with probationary women re-entering the community for Cornerstone Women’s Recovery Project (in Rio Dell, CA) as a Peer Counselor, when she was an AA level social work intern.

Marie has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from National University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Simpson University.  In addition, she has specialized training and experience working in Assault Crisis and Restraint, Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Crisis Interventions (CA certified) and Neurobiology of Trauma and the Cycle of Violence, Dialectical Behavior Therapy among a long list of other trainings.  She has been extensively trained and experienced in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and has been to many trainings on the subjects of abuse and recovery. Marie has training and a passion for Neuro Linguistic Programming as a therapy tool, and for performance, personal and professional achievement.

Marie was a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, #IMF 72663, from September 20, 2012-2014, under the supervision of Rayna Bertolucci, LCSW, during this time and her practicum, from July 2011-September 2012. She worked primarily treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other Anxiety Disorders, Depression and Adjustment Disorders as well as dual diagnoses including Addictions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder among other diagnoses. She has experience with adults, children, couples and families and enjoys facilitating groups and teaching. Marie has a passion for helping people who have experienced and/or witnessed violence in its many forms, including working with veterans and other professionals experiencing medical or law enforcement field prolonged trauma exposure, former inmates, and a few government officials.

She is well known in her field in Northern California and has received extra training in working with veterans and their families. She has worked with male and female veterans and families who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault as children and adults, post-combat PTSD, as well as psychological effects of chemicals exposure (Agent Orange) and the resulting physical and relational repercussions, grief, loss, depression. She is also the mother, daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter of former soldiers in the US Army, fueling her passion for recovery in this population.

Another passion for Marie is presenting/teaching about the ACES study done by Kaiser Permanente Hospital, a multi-decade study following the effects of witnessing and experiencing severe abuse and neglect in childhood and the subsequent effects on the lives of those children.  Also, she enjoys teaching/presenting about: parenting, child development, brain science regarding trauma, as well as boundaries.

Marie is a current member of AAMFT, and a past member of CAMFT, including regional chapters in the Redding and Chico areas. She also has been a member of the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, during her time working with survivors at One SAFE Place. Marie is currently supervised by Michael Grigg, LMFT.