Marina Ferrier, Ph.D., LCPC\MFT

Marina Ferrier received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from the Pacifica Graduate Institute of Carpinteria, California in 1989.  She was licensed as a Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor in California in 1992, opening a practice in Sandpoint, Idaho in that same year. Marina subsequently received her Ph.D. from Pacifica in Clinical Psychology in 1999.

Dr. Ferrier was certified by the Idaho Supreme Court as a Divorce and Child Custody Mediator in 1995 and has since been continuously active in this arena.  After completing specific training, she was recognized by the EMDR International Association as a Certified EMDR Practitioner in 2001.  She has applied this training to the treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in adults who have suffered physical and/or sexual abuse in childhood.  This work now constitutes a significant portion of her private practice.  In 2002, at the conclusion of her post-doctoral internship, Dr. Ferrier was licensed in the state of Idaho both as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT).  

Dr. Ferrier received training in the Duluth Model of Domestic Violence Prevention in 1999.  Between then and 2007, she has been a facilitator of the Bonner County Domestic Abuse Education Program in Idaho, designed to treat male domestic abuse perpetrators who are court referred to the program.  In the eight years that the program has been operating, over 800 men  have completed the curriculum, and to date, only four of them have been rearrested for domestic violence.

Dr. Ferrier is a member of the First Judicial District Conflict Resolution Center, a group that focuses on continuing education programs for judges, attorneys, mediators, psychologists, and counselors.  These programs are aimed at assisting the participants in understanding the interactions between legal and psychological issues associated with significant societal problems such as divorce, parent education, child development, and domestic violence.  Dr. Ferrier also volunteers with the Bonner General Hospital Hospice where she participates in the training of volunteers, in bereavement counseling, and facilitation of grief acceptance groups.

Dr. Ferrier lives in Sandpoint, Idaho where she enjoys a thriving practice and involvement in various community projects.