Marla Zipin, Ph. D., is a licensed clinical psychologist with a practice in DC and Silver Spring, MD. She has over 30 years of experience working with parents, families, couples, groups and individuals. She actively participates as a divorce coach on interdisciplinary teams in the collaborative divorce process. Marla believes that the collaborative process maximizes the potential for a divorce that protects and strengthens children, helps parties retain their dignity, preserves financial security, and supports cordial family relations in the future. As a divorce coach, Marla is dedicated to assisting parents in crafting a parenting plan that ensures that the needs of the children are addressed and which enables amicable and effective co-parenting over a lifetime. For all her collaborative coaching clients, she is committed to helping people develop communication skills, cultivate resilience, and successfully navigate their emotional ups and downs through the divorce process.
Marla graduated from the University of Michigan, cum laude, and has M.A. and Ph. D. degrees in clinical psychology from Long Island University. Her background includes training in collaborative divorce and interest-based negotiation and mediation skills. Committed to her own life-long learning, Marla has received advanced training in family and couples therapy, healing trauma, chemical dependency recovery, mind-body modalities, positive psychology and is a certified professional coach.