Marie Ritz, MSW, LCSW

Marie Ritz, MSW, LCSW

Professions: Psychotherapy, Clinical Social Work
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LCSW - LCS20767
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 04036
Office 1
15300 Ventura Blvd. Suite 301
Sherman Oaks, California 91403 - United States
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Finding the right therapist is not easy. If you are looking for a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which your desired goals and potential can be achieved I can assist you. I believe that helping my clients create a more fulfilling well balanced life is my role as therapist. Whether you are in crisis, a difficult relationship, have low self-esteem, parenting issues, are ill, have anxiety, depression, an addiction or just feel out of balance I am committed to creating a trusting relationship that fosters respect for your personal process. I am aware of how difficult it is to be honest about feelings, past trauma, fears and anxiety. As such, I am completely nonjudgmental and provide unconditional support to everyone I work with.

I have over 14 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. I am a professor and clinical supervisor training graduate students and new therapists about how to best assist their clients' needs. My belief is that every person, couple and family is unique in their experience and issues. Therefore I tailor my approach for each individual from a variety of interventions and therapeutic techniques, to resolve the issues that allow my clients to heal and develop a well balanced life.

Additionally, I dedicated many years of my practice to working with Cancer Patients and people struggling with other health issues such as infertility, miscarriage, HIV/AIDS, and trauma victims. I have developed workshops and facilitated many groups in these areas. I understand the issues and familial dynamics that transpire when someone falls ill. Overall, I offer sensitivity and compassion to all my clients and will work hand in hand with you to reclaim your life and help you become the person you want to be.

Email or Call Marie Ritz, MSW, LCSW at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 04036

More Info About My Practice

I accept all Blue Shield PPO's & Tri Care/Tri West
I will issue a receipt for services as an out of network provider.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Grief, loss, depression and anxiety, trauma, low self esteem and addiction are my specialties. I have worked with clients experiencing these issues for over 14 years. I have extensive training and academic knowledge as well as hands on experience in each of these areas.

My Role as a Therapist

My role as therapist is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where my clients can feel comfortable expressing their fear, anger, sadness and triumphs without judgement. I help them in realizing their therapeutic and life goals while providing a space for containment throughout their personal journey.

What I Usually Need to Know to Help

I look at all aspects of the individual in addition to the psychological perspective. I believe that our social, biological, and cultural backgrounds make up who we are and that it is essential to incorporate this understanding in order to understand the whole person.

On the Fence About Going to Therapy?

Therapy is often misunderstood. It is not for people who are flawed or weak. Therapy is for everyone. Anyone who needs support, containment or a person to bounce ideas off of can benefit from therapy. People experiencing a change such as a new career, marriage, divorce, a new baby, or a residential move may need support through their transition. Therapy can be brief or long term. It is something that most anyone can benefit from at some point in their lives.

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Consultation
  • Clinical Supervision

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Co-dependency, addiction, PTSD, Couples Therapy, Cancer patients and other health issues, abuse survivors, attachment issues, anger management, fear, grief loss and bereavement

Client Concerns Within Your Scope of Practice

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Breathwork
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Depth Therapy
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Journal Therapy
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Parent Work
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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