Marry is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with special training that combines with her passion for social change and her compassion oriented approach to healing. Marry is bilingual and is happy to conduct sessions in Spanish as needed.
Marry received her B.A in Sociology from University of California Davis, and her M.A in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy (and a specialization in Latinx Communities) from Pepperdine University. Marry has received specialized training in TFCBT, DBT, eating disorders and human trafficking.
Marry has been deeply involved in bringing positive change and wellness to underserved communities. Prior to her work in clinical settings, she has worked as an after school tutor for P.U.S.D, a teacher’s aide for children with emotional disturbance, and as floor staff for a boy’s group home. She also serves as adjunct faculty at Pepperdine University where she currently teaches interpersonal skills and group dynamics.
Marry has worked with eating disorders across inpatient, PHP, IOP, and residential settings. Moreover, Marry’s professional and personal goal is to help communities heal through addressing systemic barriers that affect mental health both inside and outside of the therapy office as evidenced by her work with TAY youth and immigrant families.
Marry’s areas focus are trauma in the BIPOC and Latinx community, disordered eating, body image, immigrant populations, and children and families. She strives to help guide her clients toward making their own changes and identifying their personal strengths. She approaches her clients by offering a safe space and solid relationship within which she can challenge that which may hold them back. Whether this be through a systems, humanistic or behavioral approach, her goal is to tailor interventions to each individual and their own experience.