Marilyn J. Owen

Marilyn J. Owen

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Carpinteria, California

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Personal Statement

Many of my clients are emotionally sensitive, creative, and caring adults who sometimes find they are giving too much, then feeling drained and exhausted. Many have symptoms of depression and/or anxiety, and often find themselves in unsatisfying relationships with those who struggle with serious addictions or behavioral problems.

I also work with young people who are struggling to navigate the transition between adolescence and adulthood due to significant mood changes, or conflict with parents and family.

Common problems I treat include:



Weak boundaries

Difficulty expressing anger

Relationship issues

Coping with addiction

Sexual problems

Low self-worth

History of trauma and abuse

History of medical trauma

My clients report that they find therapy very effective in helping them develop greater inner strength, self-mastery, and positive self-worth. Their investment in themselves pays off richly, as they continue to grow long after therapy has ended.

Client Focus (Age)

  • Preteens/Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Therapy Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Infidelity
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Treatment Orientation

  • Attachment-based
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Jungian
  • Mindfulness Based Approaches
  • Person Centered/Rogerian
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Sand Play
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy®
  • Somatic
  • Transpersonal


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
  • Group

Years in Practice

10+ years

Services Fee

  • Therapy Session $150-$150

Payment Types

Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa


License Name License State Year
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) 41344 California 2004


Name Duration
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) 2014-Present
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) 1999-Present


School Degree Major Year
Pacifica Graduate Institute MA Counseling Psychology with a Depth Perspective 1999