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Marie Ducey

Marie Ducey, Intern

Marie Ducey is a Wholeheart intern and a student at Mercer University working towards earning her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling in order to become a Licensed Professional Counselor. She attended the University of Georgia majoring in human development and family science and graduated with her bachelor’s in 2023.

Marie is passionate about helping clients break free from eating disorders, body image issues, and diet culture while working from a Health at Every Size paradigm. She also enjoys working with those struggling with anxiety and depression, especially adolescents and young adults.

Marie aims to create a collaborative relationship with clients where compassion is most important, but she also believes in the need to gently challenge clients at times. Marie is working under the clinical supervision of Tara Arnold, PhD, LCSW, CEDS-C, RYT-200.

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Laycee Claes, MS, RD, LD

Laycee Claes, MS, RD, LD

Laycee became interested in working with individuals with eating disorders when she was in high school. Thus began her research in body image and the media, how the media targets their audience, and the various different eating disorders seen in treatment.

Laycee grew up in northeast Ohio and attended Kent State University for her Bachelor’s degree, where her research continued with a deep dive into ARFID and researching the dietitian’s role in eating disorders.

She then had the opportunity to move south when she was accepted for a combined Master’s/Internship program at Augusta University in Augusta, GA. This program allowed Laycee to work with all age groups and various health conditions in an acute care setting.

After graduating her Master’s program and internship, Laycee accepted a position in long-term care in Atlanta, GA. It was in this position that Laycee built her skills and confidence as a dietitian. She worked with an interdisciplinary team to ensure the residents had the best possible care.

Eventually, Laycee found a job opportunity at Veritas Collaborative working at the highest level of care with adolescent and young adult patients working to recover from their eating disorders. She works to provide individualized nutrition therapy with a Health at Every Size + Intuitive Eating aligned approach. Laycee’s ultimate goal is to provide clients with the knowledge and confidence to rediscover who they are outside of their eating disorder.

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Whole Heart Psychotherapy is an incredible practice of knowledgeable, compassionate, and ethical clinicians. As a therapist myself, it is important to establish relationships with other groups for networking, consultation, and collaborative purposes. I truly appreciate that I can trust the clinicians of Whole Heart to provide effective treatment to clients that I refer to their services. I also am grateful for the professional consultation and collaboration that is provided when working with shared cases or when seeking feedback. Whole Heart and its staff are always on my list of providers for outside referrals.
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