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Marina Vicario, LMFT

Marina Vicario, LMFT

She/her

Licensed in CA #119862
Insurances Accepted: Anthem Blue Cross, Aetna, Health Net/MHN
Speaks spanish
I validate, honor, and empathically listen to your experiences, while supporting you in finding ways to help manage unwanted symptoms.

My Therapy Style

I've been in the mental health field for over nine years working with a wide range of individuals in different stages of life. I have experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and middle-aged adults. I specialize in treating stress, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Over the years, I have grown to appreciate and value working with clients to improve their quality of life.

My goal is to accompany you in overcoming setbacks, and challenges, and processing stressful or traumatic events to find balance and be able to enjoy life a bit more. I validate, honor, and empathically listen to your experiences while supporting you in finding ways to help manage unwanted symptoms.

Every person is unique and complex and therefore I tend to integrate various therapeutic approaches in order to tailor treatment to your own unique needs. I strive to provide understanding, compassion, and unconditional positive regard. I am here to support you as you work through challenges and meet your goals.

Education & Training

BA - Psychology, UC Santa Barbara

MA - Counseling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute

Get to Know Me

Why did you become a mental health professional?

The health and state of our mind directly affects our ability to enjoy life. I wanted to support others in alleviating unwanted symptoms and live a more fulfilling life.

What are your interests outside of work?

I enjoy dancing, singing and playing guitar, live music, cooking, baking, outdoor adventures, and spending time with friends and family.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

I practice gratitude daily. I try to think of three things I am grateful for every night before sleep. It helps me re-focus and ground in times of stress or overwhelm.

How do you recharge?

Being in nature, playing music, singing, deep breaths, and nourishing food.