Marcia Newman, MA, LMFT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
“If you live consciously, you’ll age more comfortably.”
An important aim of good therapy is to gain understanding and clarity about one’s true Self. During life transitions including relationship and family challenges, new career or work stress, health & aging issues, financial and/or retirement decisions, it can make all the difference to have an experienced guide.
Thankfully, I have over 30 years of clinical experience working with clients of all ages and their loved ones in a variety of settings including private practice, addiction treatment centers, corporations, hospitals, integrative medical clinics and universities.
I’m a graduate of Pepperdine University-Malibu in Clinical Psychology. I’m a Licensed Psychotherapist, Marriage and Family Therapist and long-standing member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT).
In addition, I’m the author of Five Gifts of Pro-Aging: Honoring Maturity in a Culture That Could Use It. I am a professional speaker, workshop leader and Adjunct Faculty member at Antioch University in Santa Barbara.
I work with individuals, couples, families and groups.
Specialties include; Relationship therapy, Co-dependency & Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families, LGBTQ support, Addiction Recovery, Professional Development, Life Transitions, and Aging & Wellness.
My interactive approach provides clients practical exercises, tools and resources that are helpful in overcoming the effects of anxiety, depressive thought patterns, frozen emotions and unresolved trauma. My approach includes family systems theory, somatic (mind-body) training, cognitive behavioral (CBT), dialectical behavioral (DBT) and client-centered therapy.
I’m dedicated to living an authentic and joy-filled life. It is my professional and personal privilege to help others along the way. If you are interested learning more and/or in working together, please contact me at 805-750-3759.