I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and I have been licensed for almost 12 years but have worked in the field much longer. I have experience conducting individual, family and group therapy, both residential and in-patient settings with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, teen specific concerns, and a wide range of challenges including trauma, abuse, mood disorders, adjustment issues, personal growth and crisis.
One of the most important building blocks for growth in therapy is the relationship between the individual and the therapist. We all experience difficult times in our lives. Therapy offers a safe, honest and nonjudgemental space to gain insight into our experiences. It helps us identify problematic life patterns, and find constructive ways to move forward. My approach is different with every individual, depending on their specific needs. Our problems and feelings are unique and I want to approach my sessions as a team. I believe in creating a space where we can have difficult conversations, work on resolving issues and collaborate on treatment goals that are tailored to your personal needs and experiences.
I mostly tend to draw from the client-centered approach when in a therapeutic relationship with my clients but also incorporate a solution-focused approach that incorporates a variety of psychodynamic and evidence-based therapies from cognitive behavioral therapy to faith based. I am a Christian and will meet you where you are in your Christian faith.
Areas I can help you with:
Grief and Loss
Teens and Family
Excessive Shame or Guilt
Searching for Meaning
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , LGBT , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Avoidant Personality , Body Image , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Immigration Issues , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Post-traumatic Stress , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy
LMFT #47727 (Expires: 2023-05-31)
These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Marie Svard. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Faithful Counseling might be different.
Marie is amazing at asking the right questions. She will challenge your belief systems that cause you pain so that you can feel free again. Her warm smile and kind heart come through clearly from the first session with her.