Marina Resa

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
7 Endorsed
(323) 643-6026 Website

Marina Resa

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
7 Endorsed

Location

Greater Central Coast (Telehealth Due to COVID-19)
3940-7 Broad Street
#196
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(323) 643-6026
Offers online therapy
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Greater Los Angeles (Telehealth Due to COVID-19)
Los Angeles Area
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 643-6026
Announcement icon Telehealth for couples & families in separate locations is ok! For more about my pet grief/loss specialization, please click on my website.

About

The needs of others come before your own? Sometimes, as children, we fundamentally altered who we were to adjust to trauma, role-reversals, and cold parenting. This can create an underdeveloped sense of self or we are sensitive the slightest shifts in the moods of others. Relationships are scary. When happiness finally starts to seep in, an overwhelming fear sets in that it will all collapse & disappear.
Joy, true joy, is often the scariest thing of all. Let’s change that. It is an honor to be your therapist. Through the safe, empathetic, & non-judgmental container of therapy, we will work towards authenticity and self-acceptance, processing past hurts & learning to set healthy boundaries while communicating with kindness & confidence.
Your family history doesn’t have to define you. Through inner work, you can begin to trust in yourself & others. Things can change, if you are willing. The past can be haunting. Divorce, infidelity, narcissism, addiction, depression, & anxious parenting can all leave their marks. But change is possible. *Reach out for more Info*
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Marina Resa
“Clearing out trauma blockages, forming healthier relationships, and reconnecting with your true self. ”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $200 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 8 Years
  • License: California / 106655
  • School: Antioch University Los Angeles
  • Year Graduated: 2015

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: University of California, Santa Cruz / B.A.
  • Certificate Date: 2003
  • Certificate: CAMFT / 123110
  • Certificate Date: 2015

Endorsements

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
"The immense pain and trauma of pet death is often downplayed or dismissed. I appreciate how Marina has devoted so much of her education, client care, and writings on the topic. As a pet owner herself and as a clinician, she understands the role a pet ..."

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFA, MA, LMFT, CMT-P

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT

Location

Greater Central Coast (Telehealth Due to COVID-19)
3940-7 Broad Street
#196
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
(323) 643-6026
Offers online therapy
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Greater Los Angeles (Telehealth Due to COVID-19)
Los Angeles Area
Los Angeles, CA 90039
(323) 643-6026
Specialties
  • Grief
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Relationship Issues
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pet Grief
  • Pet Loss
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Substance Use
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino and Other Racial or Ethnic Background
Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Marina Resa

Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT