Therapist Profile

Ellen L. Marino, MBA
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
870 Market Street Ste 1065 San Francisco, CA 94102-2915
(415) 564-3936
2140 Shattuck Avenue Suite 503 Berkeley, CA 94704-1222
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Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Be the star of your own life, the author of your own story; by having the courage to face your fears and the imagination to explore your dreams, you are able to embrace your true reality. My approach is insight oriented with the belief that you are the expert in your life. I enter each therapy session with sincerity and compassion and will work with you to develop a plan for reaching your goals. I will help you experience a more objective perspective in your life story. By focusing on your strengths, I enjoy shoring up the foundation to make way for new developments and positive growth. My style is informed by: family systems, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused and narrative approaches. Affordable fees offered. San Francisco office: 870 Market Street, Suite 1065, San Francisco In the historic Flood Building, just steps from Powell BART Station Berkeley office: 2140 Shattuck Avenue, Suite 503, Berkeley In the Wells Fargo Bank Building, at Downtown Berkeley BART

About My Practice

Office Hours
I have flexible day and evening hours in San Francisco and Berkeley.
I have worked successfully with individual adults as well as couples, families and adolescents in the areas of anxiety and depression, relationships, self-esteem, non-violent communication, life/career transitions, adjustment, substance abuse, motivation, and grief and loss. I am always interested in exploring challenging issues.
Out-of-Network coverage, Private Pay, PPO, Sliding Scale
Credit Cards Accepted
Free Initial Consult
Offers Teletherapy
Online, Phone


I have a bachelor’s degree in English from Boston College, an M.B.A. from Duke University, and a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from University of San Francisco.

Area of Specialty

Career Stress and Changes
Depression/Clinical Depression
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
Self Esteem/Personal Growth


Theoretical Orientation
Brief/Solution Focused Therapy
I am a certified instructor in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and have completed Integrative Medicine Education with specialization in Guided Imagery and Expressive Arts at the Institute for Health & Healing in San Francisco.
Languages Spoken
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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