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Marie Svard, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression
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About me

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.

Areas I can help you with:
Relationship issues
Anxiety Disorders
Dual Diagnosis
Attachment Difficulties
Grief and Loss
Teens and Family
Difficulty Coping
Excessive Shame or Guilt
Searching for Meaning

Professional experience

18yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Trauma and abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: 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

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat

License information

CA LMFT 47727


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 BetterHelp might be different.

Marie is wonderful and has really helped me

Written on Aug 18, 2022 after therapy with Marie for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Marie is so great. She listens actively and gives me things to work on and improve my ability to be self sufficient with the things I'm dealing with. She genuinely cares. She is fantastic.

Written on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Marie for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I love Marie, she has opened my eyes to a pattern I've been through and helping me overcome any obstacles.

Written on May 02, 2022 after therapy with Marie for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Marie is a really supportive therapist. More than just support, she truly listens and methodically identifies strategies to try to work through issues. She is very positive and skilled at shifting conversation about something really heavy into a healthier perspective/approach. She is really good about normalizing things that I sometimes feel are specific to me, which makes me feel less alone. She also checks in and remembers to discuss multiple issues that I'm struggling with. Overall, I really think Marie is the therapist I've most connected with out of the therapists I've worked with, and I can tell she really cares about her clients.

Written on Feb 21, 2022 after therapy with Marie for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and adhd

I never thought therapy was going to help me. Marie made it easy and it is helping a lot.

Written on Jan 24, 2022 after therapy with Marie for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem