Marlee L. Stefanelli completed her Bachelor's degree in Nutrition from the Pennsylvania State University and her Master's degree in Community Counseling from the University of Scranton. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating. In addition to her clinical work, Marlee has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in the Counseling department at the University of Scranton. She also provides clinical supervision for mental health professionals.
In her work, Marlee practices psychodynamic psychotherapy. This approach relies heavily on identifying unmet needs in one's past, and developing insight into how to fulfill one's needs in the present. This work is accomplished within the confines of a caring, supportive therapeutic relationship, which is the foundation of the clinical work.
Through Marlee's unique educational background and clinical experiences combining nutrition and mental health counseling, she is able to provide an in depth treatment experience for those struggling with their relationship with food and body image.
As an adjunct professor at the University of Scranton, Marlee both teaches and supervises students in the treatment of eating disorders. This self-developed course is taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels of education. She also teaches courses in Counseling Women and Girls.