Welcome to my website. I am a marriage and family therapist. For over fourteen years, I have practiced therapy in San Mateo and Pacifica. I offer individual, couple and family therapy.

I am focused on making my clients feel safe and supported in a warm and comfortable environment. Together, we explore life concerns including issues around relationships, depression, addictions, parenting, woman's issues, divorce, employment, loss, blended families and other life transitions.

Clients are invited to share stories, dreams, hopes and fears in an environment that is welcoming and nonjudgmental. We work on self esteem issues, communication skills, issues of anger, anxiety, grief, relationship building and empowerment.

My style is interactive. Together, we explore what has worked and what hasn't. As a trained cognitive behavioral therapist, I provide tools to help develop coping skills and the ability to challenge perspectives that have caused harm. In my practice, I focus on your hopes and your strengths; and together we journey towards taking the steps to reach your goals.

I gladly offer a free phone consultation.

If you have any questions please give me a call at 1-650-400-5293

Marcia Avila, MFT