Therapist Profile

Name:
Shirley Marcus, PsyD
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Location:
5905 Soquel Drive, Suite 250 Soquel, CA 95073-2860
Phone:
(831) 476-7879
Website:
License Number
LMFT32086
Practicing Since:
1994
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
Dr. Marcus’ professional background in a medically oriented field uniquely qualifies her to work with people traumatized by medically necessary treatments, illnesses, aging, life transitions, pain and medically related syndromes, death, and grief and loss issues.

Her interest is in working with adults of any age, and couples.

Self Psychology and Relational Psychoanalysis interests lead her to pay particular attention to relationships, family of origin, and developmental issues, self-esteem, and therapist/patient relational issues, ensuring a collaborative stance with her patients.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Variable
Services
Psychoanalytic Informed Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis
Individuals and Couples, Adults Only
Insurance
Blue Cross, Health Net Insurance, MHN
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
Psy.D., Psychoanalysis, Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 2007 M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, Santa Clara University, 1991 B.A., Psychology, Vassar College, 1966

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Anxiety
Career Stress and Changes
Childhood Trauma
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Elder/Geriatrics/Gerontology
Grief/Loss Terminally Ill
HIV Related
Individual
Life Transitions/Mid-Life Issues
Persons With Disabilities
Physically Challenged
Psychoanalysis
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Self Esteem/Personal Growth

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Developmental/Depth
Intersubjective
Psychoanalytic
Psychodynamic
Self Psychology
Certifications
Certificate in Occupational Therapy, Post Baccalaureate, Columbia University, 1970
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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