"Mari is known for her strength based approach to therapy combined with compassion, insight, and humor. Supportive, goal oriented, and a no-nonsense approach, she is able to tackle tough childhood issues, and assist motivated families with the tools toward moving in a positive direction."
Mari helps children ages 2 and up with issues including (But not limited to):
Adjustment Problems related to family changes, divorce, moves, death of a loved one, etc.
Attention-Deficit / Hyperactive Disorder (ADD and ADHD)
Bedtime Problems (Fearful, wanting to sleep in parent’s bed, sleep disturbances)
Bed Wetting and Pant Wetting - Enuresis
Drugs & Alcohol
Friendship Difficulties/Social Anxiety
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) (Persistent thoughts or impulses, repetitive behaviors)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder (Not following directions, defiant toward authority figures)
Physical/Emotional Abuse Victim
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Exposure to threats of death or injury, intrusive thoughts that recall the traumatic event)
Running Away (From home, or just in the store)
School Difficulties (Low grades, not going, or not wanting to go to school)
Separation Anxiety (Crying When Going to School and Melting Down When You Try to Leave)
Video Game Addiction
Violent Behaviors (Hitting, Kicking, Biting, and Spitting, fighting with peers)
Mari helps families with issues including (But not limited to):
Disciplinary Issues/Limit Setting
How to talk with your kids about sex, drugs, alcohol, your divorce, and other tough topics
Parental Disagreements (Parent’s do not agree on how to raise children)
Unrealistic Expectations of Children
If you have any additional questions, including questions about services, or scheduling an appointment, please feel free to call 310.406.5770.
Mari offers a free telephone consultation so that you can see if her services are appropriate for your needs. Please leave a message on her confidential voice mail and your call will be returned as soon as possible.
Average Cost (per session): $150 Sliding Scale: Yes Accepts Credit Cards via PayPal: Yes Accepts Insurance Plans: Blue Shield of California available soon.
*Clients can request a monthly statement so that they can be reimbursed by their insurance company.