Ioana Marcus

Ioana Marcus (no photo)

Associate Professor

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


Dr. Marcus has been actively involved in teaching counseling, research, clinical practice & supervision, as well as leadership roles in the counseling profession since 2008. She has served the Association for Creativity in Counseling board and as president since 2012. She has presented at numerous national conferences, and published in peer reviewed journals. 

Her clinical interests revolve around eating disorders, anxiety, trauma and taking an experiential holistic mind-body approach to addressing them. Dr. Marcus is an advocate for our counseling students finding their own voice and approaches to counseling clients to best respond to their clients’ individual needs and goals. 

Other Information


Teaching Area

  • Graduate courses in Counseling, including Skills, Practicum, Internship.
  • Introduction to Eating disorders
  • Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy
  • Expressive Arts in Counseling

Research Interests

  • Eating disorders
  • Body image
  • Equine facilitated psychotherapy
  • Immigration and social justice issues


Dr. Marcus 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. Marcus 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.   

Peer reviewed publications: (former last name was Boie)
Remmers DeVries, S., Juhnke, J., Valadez, A., & Marcus, I. (2016). Addictions Severity Index (ASI) Findings: Implications for Counseling South Texas Homeless Persons. Journal of Professional Counseling,

Lac, V.*, Marble, E.* & Boie, I.  (2013). Equine assisted psychotherapy as a creative relational approach to treating clients with eating disorders. Journal for Creativity in Mental Health, 8(4), 483-498. doi: 10.1080/15401383.2013.85245 

Boie, I., Lopez, A., & Sass, D. (2013). Objectification Theory: An evaluation of a theoretical model across gender and ethnicity. Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, 46(2), 114 – 135.  Doi:10.1177/0748175612468595

Trepal, H., Boie, I., & Kress, V. (2012)A Relational Cultural approach to working with clients experiencing eating disorders. Journal of Counseling and Development, 90, 346-356. DOI: 10.1002/j.1556-6676.2012.00043.x

Lopez, A., & Boie, I. (2012). Voices: Exploring the experiences of professionals working with Mexican immigrants affected by deportation. Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology, 4(1), 40-52. Available at

Boie, I., & Lopez, A. (2011). Using the Integrated Developmental Model of supervision with counselors working with clients with eating disorders. Clinical Supervisor, 30 (2), 315-324.

Boie, I., & Lopez, A. (2009). Cross-cultural differences in women’s body image. Arizona Counseling Journal, 29, 45-54.

Book chapters:

Trepal, H. & Boie, I. (2015). Clinical supervision. In J. C. Watson & D. S. Sheperis (Eds.), Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Fundamentals of Applied Practice. Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall.

Zins, A. & Boie, I.  (2014). Challenging avoidant thought processes. In V. E. Kress and M. J. Paylo’s, Treating mental disorders: A strength-based, comprehensive approach to case conceptualization and treatment. Columbus, Ohio: Pearson.  

Trepal, H., Boie, I., & Kress, V. (2013). Relational cultural approach to working with eating disorders.  In L. Choate (Eds.), Eating Disorders and Obesity: A Counselor’s Guide to Treatment and Prevention. American Counseling Association Press.



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