Mariana offers facilitation of workshops/retreats in the following areas:

"Lord, What Shall I Wear Today?"

Women's weekend retreat - 3-part study of Colossians 3:12-14

A Good Marriage Relationship

Marriage weekend retreat - 3-part series including principles from the biblical book of Ephesians.

Temperament, Communication and Conflict

Customizable: Includes a personality assessment instrument such as the Keirsey Temperament Sorter.

Managing Conflict with Love

One-day retreat - Includes a focus on understanding conflict styles and forgiveness in relationships.

Identifying, Establishing, and Keeping Boundaries

One-day retreat - Includes video-based scenarios/teaching/discussion on how to establish healthy boundaries in relationships.

Mariana has designed and facilitated workshops for the following organizations:

  • Wachovia Bank
  • Montreat College
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • North Carolina Baptist Secretaries Association
  • Church at Charlotte
  • Matthews United Methodist Church
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church
  • Grace Blue Ridge Church
  • Greek Evangelical Church - Corfu, Greece
  • Foster Seventh Day Adventist Church

Mariana works with adults, ranging in age from 18  - 60+ years.  Areas of attention include, but are not limited to:

  • Stress, Anxiety and Depression                                
  • Stage of Life Issues
  • Pre-Marriage and Marriage Relationships
  • Family and Social Relationships
  • Temperament and Communication Issues
  • Boundary and Conflict Management
  • Career and Workplace Concerns
  • Grief/Loss

Counseling techniques include verbal exploration of issues, reading pertinent material, engaging a support network, and occasional customized 'homework' assignments such as journaling and practicing new relational skills.


Asheville Counseling and Training Services, Inc.