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Counseling Psychology Department
School of Professional Psychology and Health
MA, John F. Kennedy University
MS Ed, Bank Street College of Education
Marsha Hiller, MFT comes to her faculty position at CIIS after holding a variety of positions at John F. Kennedy University. Over the past 20 years she has supervised students, taught a number of classes and was Chair of their Somatic Psychology Program.
She has extensive personal and professional experience and passion about living and working cross-culturally. Her private practice and supervision experience include working with people from the LGBTQ community, folks of different races and she is a Transracial Adoption Consultant for Pact, an Adoption Alliance working with white adoptive parents of children of color. She has worked in schools as a consultant training teachers and modeling working with children to develop anti-bias and social-emotionally sensitive curriculum. She also trains interns to do play therapy with children in an elementary school setting.
As a young dancer Marsha discovered the transformative power of movement, which led her to study psychology and become a psychotherapist. Her work is informed by her practice of embodied presence. Marsha has taught Expressive Movement classes and also led an Expressive Arts Therapy Group called Inhabiting Ourselves for ten years in her private practice.
Her private practice is in North Berkeley, and her work is informed by psychoanalytic, relational, somatic, developmental, feminist and social justice theories.