Marion Kellough is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who has worked with children, adolescents and adults for over twenty-five years. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington. She believes professional counseling is an outstanding process for those dealing with challenging circumstances in life, and that the combination of physical, mental and spiritual wellness leads to the most fulfilled and rewarding life. She is particularly experienced and passionate about working with those who are adjusting to life transitions (planned and unplanned new life stages), stress, anxiety, depression and general mood instability. Her approach is to assist clients in a safe and nonjudgemental setting to gain insight on new ways to handle change and develop healthy coping skills. She uses an integrated approach including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and other Trauma-Informed approaches. Marion also has significant experience seeing clients through TeleHealth, which provides clients the ability to receive help from the comfort of their own homes or offices (if private and confidential settings).
Marion's experience includes working with clients in a variety of settings including community mental health, K-12 schools, counseling in university settings, in-patient and partial psychiatric settings and private practice. She has provided training in many areas such as crisis intervention, self-harm, stress management, parenting issues, suicide prevention and intervention and assessing threats of violence in schools. She is originally from Tuscaloosa, and has returned to Tuscaloosa where she resides with her husband Steve and their two rescue pups Hazel and Josie. Both enjoy spending time outdoors, music, good food, time with family and friends, and are active members of a local church.