Marina Scalise, Intern Therapist

Pronouns - She/her/hers

Location - Aurora

Marina is an MSW student whose practice emphasizes creating a warm, client-centered, supportive space. Marina sees adults ages 18+. She is creative, enthusiastic, affirming, and will work with you to ensure that you feel heard, respected, and valued.

Insurances Accepted

(CCHA) Medicaid, (CHP+) Medicaid, (Northeast Health Partners) Medicaid, (Health Colorado Inc.) Medicaid, Aetna, Evernorth (formerly known as Cigna), Cofinity/DHMP, (CO Access) Medicaid, (RMHP) Medicaid, Friday Health

Current Practice

Marina is currently working on obtaining her Masters in Social Work from the Metropolitan State University of Denver. She primarily uses motivational interviewing along with a person-centered approach, incorporating elements of CBT and solution-focused therapy. Although she uses a wide variety of modalities in her therapeutic approach, she centers on client consent and collaboration above all.  As a Yoga Teacher, Marina is very passionate about the mind/body connection and plans to pursue a certificate in somatic therapy as well. She is interested in working with individuals that need support with relationships, sexuality and intimacy, life transitions, grief and loss, anxiety, and any other challenge that they may be experiencing. Marina would be considered a generalist practitioner in that she works with a variety of different client concerns and is honing in on her specializations through supervised practice. 

Client Focus

  • Adults 18+
  • Seniors 65+
  • Group Therapy
  • LGB+
  • Transgender

Treatment Approach

  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Existential Issues
  • Grief/Loss
  • Life Transitions
  • Sexual Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Depression


  • Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
  • CBT
  • Interpersonal
  • Mindfulness-based
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-centered

Past Work Experience

  • Team Lead Service Coordinator working with adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Researcher for National Core Indicators
  • Direct Support Staff for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities¬†
  • Lead Undergraduate Assistant for National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities¬†

Education & Licensure

  • Pursuing a Masters in Social Work at MSU Denver
  • Marina is supervised by Annie Ren, PsyD#5580