About Marie

I am a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst, practicing at the Brookhaven Center for Counseling and Development in Allentown, PA, which my husband of 35 years, Lowell Hoffman, and I founded. There, along with our associates, we provide a depth psychotherapy that is sensitive to peoples' spirituality. My husband and I are both graduates of New York University's Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and we also provide training and consultation in psychoanalytic psychotherapy through Brookhaven Center.

Over the last decade, sensing the deep lack of dialogue between the disciplines of psychoanalysis and religion, I have published articles on their intersection, focusing on the enrichment these disciplines can bring to each other. In 2006, I had the honor of being named Stephen Mitchell Scholar, and have been a visiting professor at Rosemead School of Psychology and Fuller Theological Seminary as well as a visiting lecturer at Wheaton Graduate School.

My husband and I are founders and co-directors of the Society for Exploration of Psychoanalytic Therapies and Theology, and a soon to be realized psychoanalytic institute that integrates psychoanalysis and faith. We are also the psychoanalytic track coordinators for CAPS, the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, and are designing a professional development group (PDG) on their site .

It is through my experience of coming to deeply know and love those with whom I have worked, that my ideas on the integration of faith and psychodynamic thought have been birthed. My patients' destinies and mine have become woven into the fabric of our trainings, writings, and my new book, Toward Mutual Recognition: Relational Psychoanalysis and the Christian Narrative. My gratitude to them is great.