Marlina Rose Selva

Psy.D., LMFT

Marlina Rose Selva

Psy.D., LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychologist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


467 Hamiliton Avenue
Suite 8
Palo Alto, California 94301

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My Approach to Helping

I work with foster and adopted children and their families, as well as individuals and couples seeking counseling. I help families work through difficulties including depression, anxiety, trauma, school adjustment, attachment, and family conflict. My passion for working with families dates back to my undergraduate training in psychology at UCLA. I have worked extensivley with children, adolescents, and parents on overcoming obstacles related to cognitive, social and emotional needs. Upon special request, I provide in-home therapy services in the Bay Area.

I utilize evidence-based practice in psychotherapy to ensure effectiveness and create long-term change. Therefore, my perspective on issues is based on the latest research in psychology and neuroscience. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is a proven method that I integrate with Attachment Theory to address the influence of early childhood emotional experiences.

My approach is collaborative and supportive, so I work together with clients to establish goals for therapy. I believe parents are an amazing resource for their children and it takes courage to ask for help for their family. I enjoy providing presentations to parents, educators and administrators on topics related to mental health and wellness.

Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Individuals, couples, children, adolescents, and families

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Identity Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Stress

Types of Therapy

  • Anger Management
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Ecotherapy / Nature Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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