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Dr. William Marek, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Grief Anger management Depression
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About me

I retired from the Federal Bureau of Prisons in 2010 with 30 years of total prison psychologist service, many of which were spent working with women. I have been licensed as a psychologist in California since 1995.
I have much experience working with heterogeneous multicultural populations. I have clinical experience with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered individuals with varied racial, ethnic and socioeconomic contexts. Working in a prison frequently demands use of a brief therapy model and excellent abilities to work under pressure, manage crises and make good, yet quick, decisions. As a psychologist, I help clients “make difficult things simple” and facilitate how to think, behave and feel better.
Since I retired, I taught at many colleges and now teach Criminal Justice, Statistics and Psychology courses at two local universities. I also do geriatric counseling in nursing homes.
In life, there’s “the problem” and there’s “how you think about the problem.” In my experience, the latter is what gives folks the most difficulty. As Abraham Lincoln said, “People are going to be about as happy as they decide to let themselves be.” That’s great news! because short- and long-term growth and improvement may be easier than you think.
I look forward to working with you….

Professional experience

31yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Workplace Issues

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

License information

CA Psychologist 14791


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. William Marek. 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.

Dr. Mareks assessment of our relationship is spot on. . He will tell you how it is point blank. Wish I had more money for my therapy.

Written on Aug 15, 2022 after therapy with William for 3 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues