Marsha Molinari is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who began her career in Behavioral Health in 1975. She began working in the field as a nurse and went on to get her undergraduate degree in Psychology. Ms. Molinari completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work from College of St. Catherine’s. In 1995, after a twenty year career working in a variety of behavioral health settings, Ms. Molinari began her private practice while still working for Hennepin County Day Treatment Program and Pre admission Screening. In 2000, she took ownership of Changing Lifestyle Counseling Center which was initially an outpatient substance use program with a small behavioral health division. Ms. Molinari assisted in facilitating groups, supervised staff and interns and began building a larger behavioral health component to the program. Eventually, she realized her passion was doing individual and couples therapy, and she began to close the substance use program and became solely invested in her private practice.
Ms. Molinari now sees individual and couples for counseling in her private practice in Minnetonka. She has been working with VITAL WorkLife for several years and also provides crisis assessments with a crisis team in a rural area outside of Minneapolis. Ms. Molinari has also established herself with several attorneys, probation officers and outpatient programs as a thorough and reliable assessor for people who have substance abuse issues and/or legal issues related to their substance use. Ms. Molinari believes the therapy process is a joint venture between herself and the client, and every individual has the capacity to change if that is their desire. Her goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment for those who wish to enhance their lives.
Marsha Molinari is a consultant with VITAL WorkLife, a national behavioral consulting company with providers in every major city and wide-ranging expertise in every aspect of behavioral health. For over 30 years, we have offered industry leading Employee Assistance Programs, specialized support, training and consulting for a wide variety of industries. We also have deep experience in healthcare, especially assisting physicians and providers in dealing with the challenges facing their profession. This approach of helping employees and their families, while also guiding teams, builds healthy sustainable behaviors and productive organizations.