I'm "the therapy lady" (aka Marni) - a Los Angeles based Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#117104). I provide counseling services to individuals, couples, families and children from a strength-based and relational foundation, integrating mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral therapy when appropriate. I am rooted in social justice and incorporate social justice themes when working with my clients. I am trained in both the The Trauma Resiliency Model® and Community Resiliency Model®, which are trauma-based interventions designed to provide clients with tools to bring back mind and body balance after traumatic events. Additionally, I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), a technique designed to alleviate the distress associated with traumatic memories. I earned a Master's Degree of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles, a Master's Degree of Business Administration from the University of Arizona, and a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Management from Tulane University. Prior to becoming a clinician, I worked for many years in the corporate world as a marketing professional and business owner. While I enjoyed my work, I felt unfulfilled, as if there was something missing from my life. I realized that a career rooted in social justice and interpersonal connection would be more fulfilling and better suit my personality characteristics. I am grateful for the opportunity to sit with clients, and witness their strength, courage and vulnerability.


Services provided include individual psychotherapy for adults, adolescents, and couples

Areas of Interest:

Coping Skills
Life Transitions
Relationship Issues


My fee is $150 per 50 minute individual therapy session and $200 per 50 minute couples counseling session. Additionally, I provide a limited number of sliding scale appointments when space is available. Currently I do not accept insurance, however many PPO insurance carriers will reimburse out-of-network therapy costs. I can provide you with a monthly superbill to file a claim for reimbursement through your insurance.


We are located at: 4444 W. Riverside Drive Burbank, California 91505 Phone: 818.875.0124 E-mail: marni@therpayladyla.com