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Marissza Cavin, LMFT
My therapeutic style is a balance of building trust through understanding and asking intentional questions to get to the heart of the issue.

Our Team

Marissza Cavin, LMFT

Location

Licensed In

CA

Approach

Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT), Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), Gottman method couples therapy, Integrative behavioral couple therapy (IBCT), Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), Motivational interviewing (MI), Relational, Solution-focused, Strengths-based

Therapy Style

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. I work with those struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance use, and relational issues. I gravitate toward using Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Gottman methods in my approach to build understanding of your inner dialogue, your values, and how to create more fulfillment in your life. While working with couples, I support building trust through assertion practice, role playing, shifting toward appreciation, and improving communication techniques especially when in conflict.

My therapeutic style is a balance of building trust through understanding and asking intentional questions to get to the heart of the issue. My approach integrates processing unaddressed emotions, challenging unhelpful narratives, and building new strategies to manage life stressors in its many stages.

Education

BA - Psychology with a Minor in Education, University of California Santa Barbara

MA - Marriage and Family Therapy, California State University Dominguez Hills

License Number and State

CA 88550

Pronouns

she/her

Why did you become a mental health professional?

I enjoy helping others and being part of their journey, whether they are seeking personal growth or working to better their relationships. It is an honor and a privilege.

What are your interests outside of work?

Spending time with my family, beach volleyball, tennis, and going to the beach.

What is one thing you do daily that supports your well-being?

Exercise and connecting with others.

What book have you read more than once?

The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle. I appreciate the wisdom of this book and get deeper understanding each time I read it.

Favorite organization/non-profit?

Water is an organization that brings clean, safe, drinking water to people in developing countries. I appreciate this organization's overall goal as well as their accountability and transparency, with 100% of donations going to clean water.

How do you recharge?

I recharge by going to the beach or reading a good book.

Do you have any pets?

I have one dog. She has boundless energy and hasn't met a person or pet that she doesn't love. When I take her to the dog beach she takes off like a rocket ship to say hello to everyone nearby. In our family, she is like our little disco ball.