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Path lighter. Professional trainer. Retired parole officer. Marilyn Stein is all this and more – a social worker and sought-after speaker at the crossroads of criminal justice, addiction, trauma, and wellness. It’s a crossroads she helped forge as an early advocate of reform, recovery, and trauma-informed care.

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Who is Marilyn?

Marilyn founded MGS Consulting, a training and consulting organization, upon retiring as a parole officer in 2002. Her singular goal: To bring evidence-based behavioral health advances to courtrooms, counseling spaces, prisons, and individuals struggling to figure out how to live their best lives.

Meet Marilyn

I knew early in in my probation career that my clients were far more than just a headline, or their criminal behavior. I know if we could help them see that they were more – especially those with substance use disorders – they would do better, their families would do better, and our communities would do better.”

Marilyn Stein

How I Can Help?

Curriculum Design & Training

Customized classes and programs resonate with audiences and learners.

Pathfinder & Guide

Work one-on-one with Marilyn to uncover your strengths, navigate barriers, and live more meaningfully.

Team Works

Marilyn strengthens skills and trust among groups, optimizing team function and outcomes.

Words to Grow On

Musings by Marilyn