Marina Reichenberger, LAPC
“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”
My Therapeutic perspective
I am here to accompany you on your natural process of personal development. I believe everyone contain within themselves a drive to evolve, to become their fullest realization. I will support and witness you on your process of unfolding.
I approach therapy with a humanistic, strength-based perspective, where I strongly believe that our relationship is one of equals. I serve as a facilitator to help you identify your strengths. I provide an atmosphere of support, empathy and trust to allow you to share your feelings without fear of judgment. I have a warm, empathetic, understanding and non-judgmental demeanor to my practice. I genuinely believe in your ability to grow if nurtured in an encouraging and accepting environment. We will work together toward resolving your current struggles and also explore and process the influence that your past has on your present functioning. I also adhere to the use of expressive arts therapy as well as somatic approaches. I strongly believe that the arts have a powerful effect on healing, as well as paying attention to what the body is “saying” in an unconscious level in therapy. I might include some yoga, breathing exercises and mindfulness to help with anxiety and staying in the here-and-now.
I grew up living in different countries and cultures which brought me immense cultural awareness, competence and humility. If you are looking for a bilingual or multicultural therapist, please reach out to me. I am also fluent in French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
I studied Psychology in São Paulo, Brazil and worked as a Psychotherapist focusing on Depression, Anxiety and Trauma. I completed my Masters in Mental Health Counseling and Expressive Arts Therapy at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. There, I mainly worked with individuals suffering from severe depression, anxiety, Bipolar Disorder and Psychosis. I then moved to California to further my knowledge in the arts in therapy and worked in a locked psychiatric facility where I was honored to provide individual and group therapy with individuals diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. I am also trained in Yoga and believe it is a great asset in Therapy.
Areas of interest:
LGBTQIA + supporter
If you’re interested in beginning the therapeutic process, please reach me by phone at (404) 658-1222 ext. 10 or by email at email@example.com.