Background

Dr. Marlo is a licensed clinical psychologist (PSY 15318), and Jungian Psychoanalyst, certified through the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco.  She is a full, tenured Professor of Clinical Psychology at Notre Dame de Namur University where she is the Department Chair.  She is a Faculty Scholar with the Dorothy Stang Center for Social Justice and Community Engagement; an Adjunct Research Faculty member at Sofia University, and the Reviews Editor for Jung Journal:  Culture and Psyche.

Since 1997, she has maintained a private practice in Burlingame, CA, specializing in depth-oriented psychotherapy and psychoanalysis with an emphasis on lifespan developmental issues, reproductive mental health, and trauma.  She provides psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and consultation for adults and children.

Following an academic background in Psychology and Religious Studies, she earned her doctorate in Clinical-Community Psychology at The University of South Carolina, where she researched psychneuroimmunology, and integrative therapeutic approaches to psychological and physical health.

Dr. Marlo trained at the University of South Carolina’s Department of Family and Preventive Medicine and gained experience particularly with perinatal issues including: obstetric and gynecological conditions, prepartum and postpartum emotional problems, birth trauma, infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss.

She completed her residency and post-doctoral training at The Palo Alto Veterans Administration Health Care System and Kaiser Permanente Medical Center where she treated a range of psychiatric conditions.

As a psychologist within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, she worked with women who suffered from trauma, complex post-traumatic stress, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

She enhanced her education and training by completing analytic training at the C.G. Jung Institute of San Francisco, where she was certified as a Jungian psychoanalyst.

Dr. Marlo remains intrigued by the mysteries of birth, consciousness, healing, and transformation, and synthesizes her interests in developmental psychology, psychoanalysis, world religions, contemplative and wisdom traditions, neuroscience, the humanities, and integrative forms of healing into her work.

Dr. Marlo developed “Emergence” to address reproductive mental health needs.  Her life as a married mother of three children provides continual inspiration.  She is passionate about engaging with individuals during this vulnerable and influential time of life.

Dr. Marlo enjoys her close relationships with her husband, three children, and friends.  A life-long lover of learning, she enjoys learning nearly anything, and appreciates art, culture, travel, reading, film, yoga, meditation, and dance.