marina edelman
Level 2 Trained

marina edelman

LMFT 51009

32107 Lindero Cyn Rd. #203 Westlake Village, CA  91361 United States
(818) 851-1293(818) 851-1293
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Monday - Friday 8-7. Online scheduling available

Insurance Accepted


Payment Policies
Credit cards accepted
  • Degree: Masters of Arts in Psychology
  • Field: Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Year graduated: 2005
  • Practice since: 2005
  • License states: California

I offer help overcoming inhibitions, anxieties and early life trauma to assist couples to achieve greater emotional intimacy and happiness. I am a compassionate, smart and caring clinician with whom you and your loved one can feel safe. My goal is to earn your trust, help you feel freer, more spontaneous and better able to love and be loved by those you care about.

I use primarily two approaches Emotional Focused Therapy and the Gottman Method Couples Therapy, an approach based on 40 years of research with thousands of couples.

Some of the issues couples struggle with are:
Financial Alignment
Power Strugle

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
EFT earned the American Psychological Association (APA) gold standard as the most effective evidenced based couples therapy approach currently in the field. For instance, research studies find that 70-75% of couples move from distress to recovery and approximately 90% show significant improvements. Studies consistently show excellent follow-up results, and some studies show that significant progress continues after therapy.

Goals and Principles of the Gottman Method
The goals of Gottman Method Couples Therapy are to disarm negative verbal communication, increase physical and emotional intimacy, remove barriers that create a feeling of gridlock, and create a higher sense of empathy and understanding within the couple.
Effective treatment of marital problems requires a high level of trust between and you and your partner. Because conflict often has multiple causes, treatment cannot be universally applied—what works for one couple may not work for another. An effective treatment plan will address and manage the cause and then build and strengthen communication between you and your partner.

Special populations

Blended Families, High Profile Couples, Long Distance Marriage

  • Individual
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Mediation
  • Marathon Couples Therapy
  • Affairs
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Parenting
  • Pre Marital
  • Social Anxiety
Specialized Ages
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders