Gina Polesetsky

MA, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Gina Polesetsky

MA, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a registered professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 133468
Billing and Insurance:

I do not work with insurance companies

Fees: $240 in-office sessions
$220 telehealth sessions
Free 20 minute consultation
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


9696 Culver Blvd
Suite 303
Culver City, California 90232

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My Approach to Helping

My areas of focus include narcissistic abuse recovery, healing from trauma (specifically child abuse, sexual abuse, & incest), utilizing mindfulness with anxiety & stress, personal growth & life transitions, and working with individuals and couples on relationship and intimacy work--including high-conflict divorce and separation, co-parenting, blended families, and stepfamilies. I work with teens, adults of all ages, couples, and families, and operate through an all-inclusive lens, utilizing evidenced-based practices from a Humanistic, feminist, anti-racist, person-centered, strength-based, LGBTQIA+ affirmative and trauma-informed perspective.

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #133468. I earned my M.A. in clinical psychology with an MFT emphasis at Pepperdine University. Building on my past work as an educator, I began my journey as a therapist working with children and adolescents at a school-based site, and with individuals, families, and couples at a community mental health agency.

In addition to my MFT and clinical experience, I have completed Level 1 and Level 2 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy — to enhance my work with couples, and EMDR Basic Training — to offer an additional evidence-based tool when working with trauma. I am trained in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) which is particularly useful in working with anxiety, relational concerns, and life transitions.

More Info About My Practice

In-person sessions are offered in Downtown Culver City, California. For vaccinated clients, masks are optional, depending on your comfort level. Masks are required for unvaccinated clients.

Telehealth sessions are available for clients throughout the state of California.

How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist

I draw from my experience as a Latina woman in a multicultural marriage, a person who has lived through childhood trauma, who has experienced divorce and single motherhood raising a neurodivergent child, as well as remarriage and the beautiful complications of being a stepparent and co-creating a blended family. Most importantly, I am a person who knows that life, sometimes . . . it's complicated. And, that's ok.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

I believe that the relationship between the client and the therapist is the most important factor in a client having a successful outcome. A good relationship should mean that you feel at ease and can share anything that is on your mind without fear of judgment; that your concerns are always met with compassion, and encouragement toward finding your own self-compassion as well; that you are met with unconditional positive regard; and that YOUR voice is the final determination on what your goals are and how you will go about meeting them. I believe that a quality therapist is a partner in the process, there to hold space for the feelings that sometimes seem overwhelming and the hope, that may sometimes be hard to find.

Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    My practice is geared toward working with adults of all ages, children 10 & up, teens, adults of all ages, couples, and families. Areas of focus include: narcissistic abuse recovery, helping women heal from trauma, EMDR, utilizing mindfulness in work with anxiety, stress, personal growth, & life transitions, and working with individuals and couples on relationship and intimacy work--including high-conflict divorce and separation, co-parenting, blended families, and stepfamilies.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Incest
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Somatization
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Bibliotherapy
  • Breathwork
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Feminist Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic Psychology (humanism)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology

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