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Marie Svard, LMFT

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, 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 Relationships Family conflicts Trauma, 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.

Great therapy provided l, she's very thoughtful and helpful
Always recommend her

Written on Apr 20, 2024 after therapy with Marie for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Marie has been wonderful! She listens attentively and offers great suggestions and advice. She has gone above and beyond to follow up with tips and outside resources related to our sessions.

Written on Dec 11, 2023 after therapy with Marie for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Kind and a wonderful listener

Written on Dec 09, 2023 after therapy with Marie for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

She has been very helpful so far.

Written on Nov 27, 2023 after therapy with Marie for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

I have been in therapy with Marie for about a month now. I have to say that she is an amazing listener. Something about her voice that is very calming and reassuring. I really like the feedback she has given me and the coping skills she has provided me with. Looking forward in continuing to work with her.

Written on Sep 01, 2023 after therapy with Marie for 3 weeks

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