Maria Pilar Bratko

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

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Maria Pilar Bratko

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT

Generally, what brings clients to my office are concerns related to work, relationships, and life. What I offer is depth psychotherapy for individuals and couples and welcome those from the Latino community. In individual therapy I will work with you to better understand your feelings and thoughts, find new ways for dealing with problems, and be more effective in recognizing and meeting your needs, desires, and aspirations. Couples often want to understand where their communication is not effective. We will work to improve your relationship by strengthening communication skills. I don't work with domestic violence.
I provide bilingual (Spanish-English) psychotherapy from psychodynamic perspective in order to help you understand yourself on a deeper level. I specialize in a variety of issues including: depression, anxiety, life transitions, loss, trauma, childhood issues, and relationship difficulties.
I am committed to making psychotherapy available when possible and as such, invite a discussion related to options for therapy.


  • Cost per Session: $160 - $175
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa, Wire
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Optum
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Years in Practice: 15 Years
  • School: New College of California
  • Year Graduated: 2005
  • License and State: MFC 46312 California

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Smith College School of Social Work / PhD, ABD
  • Certificate Date: 2019
  • Certificate: The Psychotherapy Institute / Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Certificate Date: 2007
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Racial Identity
  • ADHD
  • Acculturation
  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Coping Skills
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Parenting
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Bisexual
  • Lesbian
  • Gay

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
I also speak: Spanish
  • Adults
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Attachment-focused therapy
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Neuro-Linguistic
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Self psychology
  • Trauma Focused
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family


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Last Modified: 27 Jun 2020
Maria Pilar Bratko, MA, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in

Maria Pilar Bratko

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT