Maranda is a postmodern psychotherapist based in Los Angeles, CA who utilizes a truly holistic approach to embodied mental
health and wellness.
background & approach:
Let's start with the obvious.
You are exploring the website of a mental health professional.
My first question is: what’s not working for you?
A bit about my style: I approach us as whole entities (whole-istic / holistic) and assess from an emotional, biological, cultural, and spiritual stance. My approach is grounded and practical while also deeply philosophical, creative, playful, and collaborative. Expect me to be deeply curious, open minded, and non-judgmental while honoring who YOU are, where you are, and what you are expressing you'd like to look at or work on. After a little getting to know you and hearing directly from you about what’s on your mind - we’ll work together on safely, and effectively, shifting the trajectory of your life. [NBD.]
The dominant theoretical orientations I work from are:
existential, psychodynamic, transpersonal, narrative, feminist, and mindfulness-based.
My background & training includes:
Art: music, writing, acting, painting, and visual art
Movement: classical ballet, contemporary dance, and more generalized “fitness”
Spirituality: I’m a certified yoga and meditation teacher and hold a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with coursework emphasizing Spiritual & Depth Psychology
In addition to being a Psychotherapist/LMFT, I am also a certified Holistic Health Counselor. Utilizing a holistic approach means integrating multiple methodologies in assessing your “wellness.” This can look like conversations about your: diet/nutrition, movement and physical fitness, as well as spiritual and more diverse cultural and “lifestyle” considerations.
I work with my clients weekly in recurring, 50 minute time slots. In some cases, we may meet more frequently, but initially all clients are committing to weekly sessions. For questions regard my rates and availability, please reach out via the contact form below. For answers to more common questions please visit my FAQ page.
Outside of health and wellness I am passionate about art, nature, music, social justice & joy.
INDIVIDUAL ADULTS / COUPLES \ TEENS
Things You Might Like to Discuss:
Sex / Sexuality
Anxiety / "Nerves"
Grief / Death / Loss
Depression / The "Sads"
Trauma ("Big" & "Small")
Body Image / "Insecurity"
"Irrational" Fears / Phobias
Feeling Blocked / Stuck / Lost
Self Esteem / Self Confidence
Life Transitions / Life Changes
Finding & Aligning with YourSelf
Unresolved "Stuff" from Childhood
Meaning / Meaninglessness / Purpose
Self Sabotaging / Retraumatizing Patterns
If you're feeling like I may be a good fit for you,
reach out below to schedule a 10-15 minute consultation call.