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Beach at Sunset

Serving the Long Beach Area for Over 20 Years

Currently, all appointments are via teletherapy


Marla J. Holt, MA, LMFT
(MFT 42698)

In my practice as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I strive to guide and provide support for couples struggling with connection and intimacy issues. By working with the couple and employing Emotionally Focused Therapy, I develop a personalized process and roadmap to help them attain a healthier and more fulfilling relationship.


My philosophy embraces an understanding that all therapeutic work must be adapted and suited to confront the ever-changing demands of today's society. With more than 20 years of experience, I've assisted many adults, adolescents and families find the solutions that are both realistic and manageable.  I consider it a privilege to work in joint effort with my clients in order to support and utilize their strengths to safely and compassionately discover a path towards healing and resolution.


"Problems are inevitable ... it's not whether you have problems in your life, but how you handle them that matters most."

Ocean Rocks
Psychologist Session

Treatment Specialties

  • Depression / Anxiety

  • Grief / Loss

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

  • Trauma

  • Individual Therapy and Family Therapy

  • Parenting

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self-Esteem

  • Personal Growth Issues

  • Life Transition Issues

  • Stress Management

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