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The Comeback is Always Stronger than the Setback

After the destruction there is a void that begs to be replenished. But how do you rebuild when you don't know how to start.

You keep the parts that were solid, authentic and true, and cast aside the parts that didn't work for you. It's a methodical, yet crucial process. This will allow you to comeback with a resolved past, solid present, and a more authentic future - true to who you really are and want to be.

Clear the burdens that have held you back once and for all...

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Moments of Life Transition


Empty Nest

New Marriage

New Baby

Elder Care


Meet Marie Whelan, APCC, MA, ABS

Associate Clinical Professional Counselor (#12438)

Supervised by Kira Monterrey, LCSW (#81553)

“Be yourself – not your idea of what you think somebody else’s idea of yourself should be.” – Henry David Thoreau

Marie found her counseling calling in helping others reclaim their power after adversity and discover their true, authentic life. Together we can clear blocks to becoming fully you that has been lost and buried. We will process anger, frustration, resentment, anxiety, depression, stress, apathy, fear, that manifest to become problems in relationships, sexuality, communication, and work problems.

Marie specializes in Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Her passion lies in helping clients work through anxiety, depression, panic and commitment and/or relationship issues due to attachment disorders. She merges Humanistic, Short-Term and Positive Psychology to her therapeutic approach and utilizes a variety of techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology,  and Emotional Freedom Technique/Tapping.

What Comeback Counseling Specializes In







Personal Growth




In-person, in-office sessions are considered the "gold standard" of counseling. And while I do not have a therapeutic couch that you see in all the movies, I know you will find our offices comfortable, relaxing and safe sanctuaries of honesty and healing.

Healthy Minds Counseling Center is located at 1120 2nd Street Suite C in Brentwood. After 5pm or on the weekends, the main doors are automatically locked for safety. If your session is held during this time, please text Marie at 925-466-1506 to be let in.


No matter where in the world you live, if you have access to the internet (and privacy), we can work together through a HIPAA-compliant video-conferencing platform of ZOOM.

Online sessions are convenient timesavers conducted from the comfort of your home or workspace. No need to get a baby-sitter on get stuck in a traffic-jam trying to get to the office. We can do an online consultation so you can try it out and see how it fits for you. There is no obligation, but many clients, while initially reluctant, find we can still maintain a therapeutic rapport even if we aren't face to face in my office.

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