Cora-lei Marquez, BA Applied Human Behavior, MS Addiction Counseling

Cora-Lei Marquez epitomizes the essence of compassion, cultural pride, and unwavering dedication to community service. As a mother of five remarkable children spanning from 28 years old to 4 years old, Cora-Lei gracefully navigates life's journey, guided by the wisdom passed down from her mother.

Cora-Lei Marquez's experience working with diverse populations, particularly youth and adults affected by domestic violence, trauma, and addiction, showcases her profound dedication to making a positive impact in people's lives.

With a Master's in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University and a bachelor’s in human Behavior with an emphasis in Community Sustainability from Northern Arizona University, Cora-Lei's academic background mirrors her dedication to her craft. Cora-Lei has provided support and guidance to individuals of all ages, addressing the complex challenges associated with substance abuse. Her compassionate approach and evidence-based interventions have helped countless individuals navigate the path to recovery, empowering them to reclaim control of their lives and overcome addiction's grip.

In her work with youth between the ages of 10 and 18, Cora-Lei has demonstrated a deep understanding of the unique struggles and vulnerabilities they face. Whether it's providing guidance to adolescents grappling with substance abuse issues or offering support to teenagers affected by domestic violence, Cora-Lei approaches her role with empathy and a genuine desire to help young people thrive despite the adversities they may encounter.

Moreover, Cora-Lei's work with mothers and children directly affected by domestic violence highlights her commitment to breaking the cycle of abuse and providing a safe haven for those in need. Through trauma counseling, she offers a supportive environment for survivors to heal from their past experiences, guiding them on a journey towards healing and empowerment.

Her holistic approach to counseling, encompassing a blend of therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), allows Cora-Lei to tailor her interventions to meet the unique needs of each individual and family she serves.

Cora-Lei's tireless advocacy and unwavering dedication to supporting individuals of all ages through their most challenging moments underscore her commitment to making a difference in her community. Through her work, she strives to create a brighter, more hopeful future for those she serves, empowering them to overcome adversity and embrace a life of wellness and fulfillment.