Candy's Story

Candy Marcum has been counseling, training, writing, supervising, facilitating and advising people through therapy and social advocacy since 1981. Her passion and enthusiasm in serving the mental health needs of all communities have helped guide her life’s work as a healer. Her tagline is: “Helping People Bring Meaning to Their Lives.”

Candy’s current focus is introducing The Gottman Method to couples in conflict. She also counsels Individuals and serves as a Professional Supervisor for professionals wanting to gain full licensure in Professional Counseling and Marriage and Family Counseling.

A social reform veteran, Candy was one of Dallas’ first professional counselors who worked with the LGBTQ+ community as an out lesbian herself. She also is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and works with multiple compulsive behavior programs.


L.M.F.T.-S (Marriage and Family Counselor)
L.P.C.-S. (Professional Counselor)
L.C.D.C. (Chemical Dependency Counselor)
A.A.M.F.T. Approved Supervisor


Couple Communication I and II
Core Communication (for Individuals)
Collaborative Team Skills
Board Certified Telemental Health Provider

Telemental Health

The Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider credential identifies those professionals who are uniquely trained in best practices for delivering traditional behavioral healthcare through technological means. BC-TMH credential holders have met nationally established telemental health criteria.

“To me, referrals from former and current clients are the second most gratifying part of my work. The most gratifying part of my work is seeing my clients reach their goals. For me, it is a privilege to be a part of their journey. The relationship with my clients and supervisees bring tremendous meaning to my life.”