Last edited 03/01/2024

Marney Earnest LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online TherapyIn-person Meetings
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Marney Earnest Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Mountain Time

Mondayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Fridayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM
Sundayfrom 08:00 AM to 09:00 PM

What does a first session with you look like?

The first session, as with all Thriveworks therapists, will involve talking through your needs and goals for therapy — whether those involve managing depression, anxiety, relationship problems, or another mental health challenge. This will enable you to receive the very best care, as a personalized treatment plan will then be developed for subsequent sessions. Thriveworks helps people live happier, more fulfilling lives. Clients are guided and supported as they work through their unique mental health challenges – and, along the way, shown the life-changing power of therapy.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I offer a variety of counseling approaches including CBT / Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Systems. As a mother of adult children and extensive experience with children in schools and hospitals, as well as teens and adults, I sincerely enjoy helping people find solutions to what appear as major roadblocks along life's journey.

What should we know about your experiences and background?

Marney Earnest is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Colorado with additional certifications in school social work (SSW) and animal assisted social work (AASW). Marney has over 25 years of experience providing different clinical assessments and therapeutic care to children, adolescents, and adults seeking help with issues related to: anxiety, cancer, depression, hematology, trauma, grief and loss, traumatic brain injuries, maternal infant health care, and women with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues. Marney has an extensive work background including schools, nursing homes, hospitals, maternal infant health care, pediatric oncology, trauma burn, traumatic brain injured (TBI), and substance abuse with women and co-occurring mental health issues. She completed her Bachelor s in Social Work at Eastern Michigan University and her master's at the University of Denver. Marney is known for her compassion and empathy, utilizing a strength-based, person-centered, and collaborative approach with her clients; meeting them where they are at, at any given time. In addition, she uses mindfulness and solution- or trauma-focused therapy, along with cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing, keeping in mind the current needs of the client, their flexibility and motivation, and/or needs for their future goals as well. Marney seeks first to establish a safe, warm, and caring relationship to assist you with your strengths, and your resilience identifiers. She will then collaboratively assist you with the empowerment and self-esteem you may have been previously overlooking. Her desire in working with you or your child is to meet both of your goals and aspirations in life, whether short or long term, and with a better balance for you in life s  good times and the more challenging or  difficult times, when one can often feel stuck and troubled, but is desperately seeking the calm and happiness that life does have to offer. Marney likes the analogy of life being like a mountain and a valley sometimes we feel stuck in the valley, but is it realistic to think we will always be atop a mountain? It is just as important to take care of our mental health as is our dental and physical health. Treat yourself to an opportunity to be heard. She looks forward to helping you, whether you need a different perspective or coping skills or a collaborative approach for your or your child's current concerns.





General Expertise





Aging related concerns

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Coping Skills

In-Network Insurance




Cigna EAP





First Session$200
Individual Therapy$170
Marriage & Couples Counseling$170
Family Therapy$170
Group Therapy$170

Types of Therapy

Individual Therapy

Marriage & Couples Counseling

Family Therapy

Group Therapy


Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Children (5-12)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Eclectic Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Compassion-Focused Therapy


  • Colorado, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, CSW.09927416


Master of Social Work, University of Denver

Work History


Online Therapy

Office at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs, CO

Frequently Asked Questions About Marney Earnest, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Marney Earnest, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Marney Earnest accepting new clients?

Yes, Marney Earnest is accepting new clients for online therapy in Colorado and in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Colorado Springs, 5410 Powers Center Point Suite 210, Colorado Springs, CO, 80920.

Does Marney Earnest accept insurance?

Yes, Marney Earnest accepts insurance, including Aetna, Anthem, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana, Medicare and Optum.

What types of therapy does Marney Earnest offer?

Marney Earnest offers therapy for couples, families, groups and individuals.

Does Marney Earnest offer in-person appointments?

Yes, Marney Earnest offers in-person appointments at Thriveworks Counseling & Psychiatry Colorado Springs, 5410 Powers Center Point Suite 210, Colorado Springs, CO, 80920.

Does Marney Earnest offer online therapy?

Yes, Marney Earnest offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Colorado.

How quickly can I see Marney Earnest?

Marney Earnest typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Marney Earnest speak?

Marney Earnest conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Marney Earnest online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Marney Earnest online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.