Marnie Davis is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, Certified EMDR Therapist and EMDRIA-Approved Consultant. Marnie is the past president of the Central Florida iaedp Chapter (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.) Marnie is a member of EDNCF (Eating Disorder Network of Central Florid) and has spent the past nine years collaborating and organizing the Annual Orlando Eating Disorder Awareness Walk. The goal of the walks included bringing awareness to eating disorders and negative body image while also fundraising to assist with improving access to care for individuals in our local community including treatment scholarships and free support group service. Marnie graduated with honors from Rollins College with a Masters of Arts in Mental Health Counseling and seeks to further her training and education through seeking advanced certifications and areas of specializations. She is a published author, co-authoring a chapter in the book Trauma Informed Treatments to Eating Disorders. Marnie enjoys meeting with clients in her private practice and working collaboratively with individuals of varying cultures, ethnicities and sexual orientations, while honoring their stories with high regard.
Marnie, along with her friends and colleagues from EDNCF and HOPE has recently joined The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness family in hopes of improving access to care for those seeking treatment and support services, in the Orlando area. Marnie coordinated the implementation of our three Alliance, free, eating disorder support groups in the Orlando area, including two support groups and one friends and family support group.
Upon graduation, Marnie worked as a group facilitator at Blue Horizon Eating Disorder Services leading a variety of groups including DBT, psychoeducation, creative art and support groups. She also facilitated family sessions, meal experientials and friends and family educational sessions with adolescent, teen and adult age patients and their families. Case management and collaborative treatment planning were involved in her daily responsibilities.
Marnie completed her internship at Rollins College Counseling and Psychological Services, gaining experience working with college-age students with varying issues including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, academic struggles, trauma, eating disorders, impulsivity, and social difficulties. She completed her prepracticum hours at Center for Drug Free Living and assisted with intake/assessment protocol and listening ad supporting those who were seeking help with their addictions. Marnie completed a mindfulness based practicum experience at the Hope Center located in Apopka, FL providing counseling and support for children and families of migrant workers.
Prior to gaining her masters degree in counseling, Marnie was employed for over 15 years as a Health Educator in the New York and Central Florida area. She provided educational opportunities to elementary, middle and high school students and members of the surrounding communities. Marnie has always demonstrated compassion and genuineness when working with individuals of all ages and cultural backgrounds. She has passionately dedicated her life to empowering individuals and assisting children, teens and adults in living quality lives.
During her time as a Health Educator, Marnie developed and implemented a program titled 'Healthy Beauty in Every Body' aimed at empowering individuals to accept themselves as they are and embrace their authentic beauty. Marnie also acted as camp director for 13 years, planning and hosting summer camps for students from the rural and undeserved areas of Central Florida.
Marnie holds social justice and ally work with high regard. She believes in standing alongside individuals who are members of target and minority populations and advocating against discrimination, oppression and inequality.
She annually presents to the graduate students at Rollins College Counseling Program and at other local college settings including Stetson Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program on topics related to understanding and treating of eating disorders and trauma. Marnie has also presented to local mental health providers, iaedp chapter members and guests and Central Florida Marriage and Family Association members on topics including the treatment of eating disorders, trauma and self-injury behaviors. Marnie has spent years educating community members, health department staff, coaches, school staff and students of all ages, raising awareness about eating disorders and working to continue the conversation about body shaming beauty ideals and disordered eating behaviors. For many years, Marnie has spoken at our annual eating disorder awareness walks,, sharing messages about hope, strengths and the healing power of connection.
Marnie is a volunteer for the Greater Orlando Trauma Recovery Network (TRN) and provides pro bono counseling to those affected by local disasters. TRN is sponsored by Trauma Recovery, EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programs. http://goemdrian.org
Member of American Counseling Association (ACA)
Member of Mental Health Counselors of Central Florida (MHCCF)
Member of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing International Assoc. (EMDRIA)
Member of International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP)
President of iaedp Central Florida Chapter
Member of Eating Disorder Network of Central Florida and Walk Planning Committee (EDNCF)
Member of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness
Member of IDignity
Volunteer for Equality Florida