Marisa Abzug-Callender, LMFT,CPC

Helping individuals, couples, and families find balance

Education and Experience

I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology from UC Santa Cruz and my masters degree in Counseling Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology ( I describe my therapeutic approach as "eclectic," in that I incorporate many different treatment modalities. I feel that rapport and "fit" are the most vital components of successful therapy. I encourage my clients to take an active role in their treatment and I ask for ongoing feedback about how counseling is working and not working for them.

I have experience working with many types of people and have worked in private practice settings, non-profit agencies, elementary schools, junior colleges, group homes, and on a suicide and crisis hotline. I have extensive experience working with Chemical Dependency and the impact it has on individuals, couples, and families. I work with children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples. I thoroughly enjoy providing quality and meaningful counseling and would love the opportunity to speak with you.

Services I provide include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Chemical Dependency Oriented Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Art Therapy/Creative Expression
  • Play Therapy
  • Parent Coaching
  • Business Coaching (If you are interested in this service, please visit my other website at

Types of issues/diagnoses I treat include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger Management
  • Infertility
  • Grief and Loss
  • ADHD
  • Issues Related to Sexuality (LGBT)
  • Issues Related to Adoption and Foster Care
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Domestic Violence
  • Child Abuse and Childhood Trauma
  • Personal Growth and Development