Marie Petitti


About Me

Welcome! I have been in the field for 26 years and have experience in most settings from hospital, private practice, inpatient, outpatient and residential settings.

I specialize in mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis, and relational issues. I enjoy working with adults & older adults. I enjoy individual.

My orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) which is a form of psychotherapy that treats problems and boosts happiness by modifying dysfunctional emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. CBT focuses on solutions, encouraging patients to challenge distorted cognitions and change destructive patterns of behavior. CBT rests on the idea that thoughts and perceptions influence behavior.

I also provide Supportive therapy in that I am here to support the client through this chapter in their life that is a challenge. I would look at self-care in areas of relaxation, rest, nutrition, exercise, sleep to see if added support here is needed. Encouragement would be given along with praise. I would demonstrate several relaxation techniques that I have found to be highly effective such as Autogenic with guided imagery, Progressive Muscle relaxation, & Deep Breathing technique training. I would teach meditation and give resources designed to reframe, encouragement and increase self-esteem. I create a safe environment in which you can feel secure in saying what you need to without judgment or criticism. And sometimes we just need to vent.

I value empowering my clients by arming them highly effective and tangible tools so they may increase their confidence in their own ability of controlling their emotional state through a wide variety of techniques and coping skills.

I have an Associates in Psychology from Fullerton College, bachelor’s in psychology from California State of Fullerton and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from National University.

I continue my knowledge base and education in a wide variety of ways. I will be completing Health Coach seal and certificate later this year. I love learning from a variety of different modalities.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Intimacy-related issues
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD

Years of Experience: 26

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #LMFT 41451 (Expires: 2022-04-30)


Written by G.E. on May 23, 2020 after counseling with Marie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

She is super helpful and always gives me good advice and gives me the support I need.

Written by E.M. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with Marie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Love her!

Written by C.E. on May 19, 2020 after counseling with Marie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

After having seen so many counselors over the years, I finally found someone who I felt really understood what I needed to be mentally healthy.