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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA #126451 & FL TPMF1245) and owner of Jade Tree Psychotherapy

Marielle embodies a gentle, intuitive approach to psychotherapy rooted in psychodynamic, holistic, and depth-oriented principles. She strives to treat the whole person, by honoring the individuality and uniqueness of each client. Marielle builds a collaborative relationship with clients by embodying warmth, curiosity, and empathy, to uncover some of the root causes of suffering. This creates space for the healing to be directed to the core, revealing a healthier, more whole sense of self and identity. Marielle assists her clients to tap into the innate wisdom and healing potential of the psyche, to support them in reaching their unique goals, hopes and dreams.

Marielle earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles, with a focus on spiritual and depth psychology. She received additional clinical training at the Maple Counseling Center in Los Angeles, and the Institute for Creative Mindfulness where Marielle trained in EMDR therapy.

You can also find Marielle on Psychology Today.


Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#133480)

Elizabeth Francis, AMFT, received her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Elizabeth’s work focuses on the unconscious material within each client and she welcomes the use of imagery, metaphor, fantasy, and dreams within sessions. It is important to Elizabeth to create a safe container and build trust with her clients while maintaining an environment where clients feel able to truly be themselves and release the tensions of everyday life.


Elizabeth has worked with adults, adolescents, families, and couples on issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief, and her research and interests include the bicultural and/or immigrant experience, transgenerational trauma, cultural complexes, and more. Elizabeth has recieved in-depth training in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Saturday Center and the Maple Counseling Center in Los Angeles. Elizabeth is supervised by Marielle Skouras, LMFT.

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