Marisa Abzug, LMFT,CPC

Helping people find balance in this overwhelming world

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 (www.itp.edu). 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 earned my certificate in Coaching at iPEC in 2016 and incorporate these skills when appropriate. 


I have experience working with many types of clients and have worked in private practice settings, non-profit agencies, elementary schools, junior colleges, group homes, and on a suicide and crisis hotline. My sweet spot is working with adults who know what they want and donĀ“t know how to get there. They seeks someone to help them see their strength while helping them learn how to use it in a healthy and productive way. 

Services I provide include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Therapy
  • Parent Coaching
  • Dating Coaching (website in the works...)
  • Poly/ENM Focused Therapy

Some of the things I treat include:

  • Anxiety
  • ENM/Poly
  • Depression
  • Infertility\
  • Attachment 
  • Grief and Loss
  • Issues Related to Sexuality (LGBTQA+)
  • Personal Growth and Development