Dr. Ioana Marcus

Associate Professor

Director Clinical Mental Health


Ioana Marcus

Contact Information

Contact via email


Ballston Center, 6064

Academic Credentials

B.S., University of Maryland
M.S., Troy University
Ph.D, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Other study: University of Transilvania, Romania

Teaching Areas

  • Multicultural counseling
  • Eating disorders: Theory, research, and practice
  • Foundation, ethics, and professional issues in counseling
  • Counseling for individuals
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Advanced group counseling
  • Equine assisted psychotherapy

Research Interests

•    Eating disorders and body image in Latinas and diverse population
•    Multicultural/immigration and social justice issues
•    Clinical supervision
•    Equine-facilitated therapy
•    Relational cultural therapy/feminist theories
Dr. Boie, is an LPC who is actively involved in professional organizations, such as American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, National Eating Disorders Association, and Association for Creativity in Counseling. She is serving as the membership chair and president elect for the Association for Creativity in Counseling.
She is currently faculty co-advisor for Chi Sigma Iota - Mu Upsilon Gamma Chapter at MU. She believes that becoming a counselor is a gratifying journey and she looks forward to supporting Marymount counseling students in their journeys. 
Dr. Ioana Boie’s counseling background includes working with clients with eating disorders, trauma, and refugees from various countries. Dr. Boie therapeutic approaches include Gestalt Equine-Assisted Therapy, Relational Cultural Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, . 

Dr. Boie has published scholarly articles and presented at numerous state and national conferences on treatment of eating disorders, body image in Mexican American women, clinical supervision, mental health issues surrounding immigration, and equine assisted psychotherapy.