Hello and Welcome!
My name is Marielle Beniquez, I am an NBCC-National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of California. I acknowledge that the process of therapy can be very intimidating. It is a challenge to open ourselves up to feel vulnerable. That is why my approach prioritizes helping you feel safe in a non-judgmental, authentic space. I welcome all those who seek healing, understanding, and peace without any regard to race, color, national origin, sex, creed, handicap, or sexual preference.
A holistic approach to mental health and wellness is my primary goal. Integrative psychotherapy is fundamental to promote healing on all levels: physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and mental. Having a sound mind, body, and spirit is a paradigm that signifies the wheel of wellness in its continuum, enriching the various aspects of life for optimal growth and a sense of well-being. First, cultivating our spirituality promotes resiliency, equilibrium, and wellness. It provides a moral compass that affects our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. As the Serenity Prayer of St. Francis Assisi goes, “God, give me the courage to change the things I can, peace to accept the things I cannot, and wisdom to know the difference..,” renders faith and renewed strength. Second, faith-based counseling along with various treatment modalities is essential to effective therapeutic prevention and intervention. I support the therapeutic approach which best meets my client’s needs that fosters healing, life-giving grace, hope, peace, and love. Lastly, “There is a source within us that always works to bring things into the light.” ~ John A. Sanford
I am a USAF veteran, military spouse, and civilian with over 10 years of experience. Specializing in Depression, Anxiety, Stress/Adjustment Relationship Issues, Military Transition/Lifestyle, Grief and Loss utilizing fact-based clinical interventions to include Cognitive/Behavioral, ACT, Spiritually Informed/Faith-based, and Solution-Focused Brief therapies.
I look forward to working with you and become part of your life as a mentor and counselor.
Additional areas of focus: Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LPCC 8370
Marielle is the best!! She helped me through the toughest times of my life! I learned so much from her & forever grateful to have had her as my therapist!
Written on Aug 22, 2023 after therapy with Marielle for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and eating disorders
Marielle was a welcome relief to my increasing anxiety levels and multiple life stressors. She offered good solutions and reminders of coping mechanisms. I feel more confident now in being able to handle various kinds of stress and looking at them through different lenses.
Written on Dec 17, 2021 after therapy with Marielle for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She has been a huge help these past couple months. I was struggling to get my anxious thoughts under control, so much that I wasn’t able to sleep. Thanks to her I’ve learned how to control my thoughts and don’t have to worry about having panic attacks. She’s really good at replying fast and a great listener. She gives really good advice for life in general. I thought it would take at least a year to feel better but in 2 months I’ve already improved so much.
Written on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Marielle for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd
Marielle has been amazing and really personable. It was always as if I was catching up with a friend. She has a great way at providing perspective.
Written on Oct 17, 2021 after therapy with Marielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching
We have only met twice thus far, but I am already looking forward to our future sessions.
Written on Oct 15, 2021 after therapy with Marielle for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd
Marielle was paired to me and she was exactly who I needed at the right time. She listened incredibly well and challenged me to dig deep and uncover all of the challenges I had been holding in. I am so grateful to her for continuously shedding light back to God's word which was extremely encouraging. Mind, Body, and Soul connection can be hard to remember but it's so very important to be at your best in life.
Written on Oct 09, 2021 after therapy with Marielle for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes