Mari is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing counseling to children, adolescents, and adults. She graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Exercise and Sport Sciences: Fitness/Wellness and received her Masters in Social Work from Florida International University. Mari is a Certified Yoga Therapy Teacher and Children's Yoga Teacher and is a Florida Certified Sex Therapist.
Mari has worked in a variety of settings including the Hillsborough County Public School System as a School Social Worker, Child Protective Services, the Public Defender's Office, and for a dual-diagnosis treatment center. She has also worked as a personal trainer and a bariatric therapist for those undergoing surgical and non-surgical weight management.
She has presented on topics of bullying prevention, health and wellness, stress management, and yoga therapy for eating disorders.
Mari is a member and board member for the Tampa chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp), a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), and serves on the Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) Education Committee.