"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.
  • Anger Management
  • Annoying Habits
  • Anxious-Worry
  • 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
  • Complaining/Whining
  • Depression
  • Drugs & Alcohol
  • Eating Problems
  • Friendship Difficulties/Social Anxiety
  • Low Self-Esteem
  • Lying/Manipulative
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) (Persistent thoughts or impulses, repetitive behaviors)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (Not following directions, defiant toward authority figures)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Phobias
  • 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)
  • Sibling Rivalry
  • Stealing
  • Temper Tantrums
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Violent Behaviors (Hitting, Kicking, Biting, and Spitting, fighting with peers)

Mari helps families with issues including (But not limited to):

  • Adoption
  • Blended families
  • Disciplinary Issues/Limit Setting
  • Divorce Difficulties
  • Foster Children
  • How to talk with your kids about sex, drugs, alcohol, your divorce, and other tough topics
  • Poor Communication
  • 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.