MARIANNE SVENDSEN, MA
LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST
I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with 20 years of experience working with children, teens and families. I focus on helping teens, young adults and parents who are struggling with stress, anxiety and depression. I will help and support you through empathy, collaboration and goal setting.
I was born in the Philippines and came to California at the age of three. Adapting to the U.S. culture was not easy and definitely came with challenges, culturally and mentally. I understand what it is like to go through the California school system and the challenges of coming from another country.
After high school I joined the U.S. Air Force and I completed my bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology and master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. I have been married for 22 year and I have a daughter in college and a son in middle school. I have worked with county mental health agencies throughout my career to attain the status of Clinical Supervisor. I have also served as a Compliance Officer and as the Regional Quality Improvement Analyst for two large non-profit agencies. I currently work for a hospital group as a Licensed Clinician for their Employee Assistance Program, providing support to healthcare workers and their families.