When it comes to your mental health, the most important step you can take is reaching out to a therapist. Just by coming to my website, you’ve already taken that important step.

As a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), I’m here to help you work through whatever emotional, behavioral, or psychological issue you’re struggling with. Whether it’s anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or another mental health disorder, I’m confident I can help. I have more than 15 years of experience helping individuals and couples using evidence-based therapy that’s proven to work.

I believe that you already have most of the coping skills you need. Through our work together, we uncover and refine those coping skills so you can move on from your problems more quickly and lead the life you want. 

From our very first session, we’ll work collaboratively to get to the root of your mental health concerns and give you relief from your symptoms. You’ll walk away from our sessions with a sense of relief, understanding, and a plan. Months of confusion and suffering will disappear. 

Choosing a therapist you really connect to is one of the most important decisions you can make. I believe that the therapist should assume an active role in therapy rather than be a passive participant. Yet the session is not about me — it’s your time. Unlike many therapists, I believe that direct feedback is an essential part of the journey and I answer questions as they come up to help guide you in the right direction. 

Contact me today for your individual, couples, or family issues. I look forward to helping you on your journey to a better quality of life, either in my office or via teletherapy. New clients please call 818.873.2025.

You can see how my guidance has helped individuals and couples succeed on my testimonials page.

My background

I originally studied finance and worked as an analyst at a Fortune 500 company for several years before making a career change to psychology. This change was driven by a desire to help people in a deep and meaningful way. It also gives me a unique perspective on relationship management in our fast-paced modern world. 

I received a Master of Arts in Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute in Los Angeles. I have provided therapy to help people deal with the difficulties of their lives for more than a decade and have been in private practice in Westlake Village since 2009.

I have extensive training in cognitive behavioral therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy, and am a Gottman-certified therapist.

Media mentions

In addition to providing therapy, I’ve also offered my expertise to publications like The Lily, where I discussed how to talk about finances in your marriage. My articles have also been published on HuffPost, Divorce.com, and Marriage.com.


Marina Edelman – $300/50 minutes

Associates – $250 – $90 (depends on level of experience) /50 minutes

Good Faith Estimate

Effective 1/1/2022, a law went into effect called, The No Surprise Act, which requires health care practitioners to provide a Good Faith Estimate of your out of network health care costs. 

All self-pay clients who do not intend to seek insurance reimbursement OR who have no “out of network” benefits have the right to a Good Faith Estimate (GFE).

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My practice is private pay, which means I don’t accept insurance. However, your plan may include out-of-network benefits that partially reimburse fees for my services. I suggest contacting your insurance company to confirm the benefits that you may be eligible to receive.


FOR INDIVIDUALS: Procedure Code 90837 – “Individual Psychotherapy”

FOR COUPLES: Procedure Code 90847 – “Family Psychotherapy”

Keep in mind that all insurance companies will require a mental health diagnosis in order to process your claim. Flexible Spending Accounts, Medical Savings Account, and Health Savings Accounts plans don’t usually require a diagnosis.


If required, your treatment will be coordinated with a qualified psychiatrist or psycho-pharmacologist.

I look forward to working with you and helping you be your best self. Contact me for a free consultation today. Online sessions are available.

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Address: 32107 Lindero Cyn Rd. Suite 203 Westlake Village, CA 91361

Office: 818.851.1293

E-mail: marina@marinaedelman.com

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