Hello there!

I'm Marisela, a licensed clinical social worker specializing in women's wellness, perinatal mental health, and infant mental health.  I'm so glad you found me! I'm a wife and mother, therapist, consultant, I teach, I volunteer whenever time allows, and I'm an advocate of women's health and rights. 

What I do

In addition to being a women's therapist I'm also a lecturer at Cal State Los Angeles in the School of  Social Work where I have the opportunity to share my clinical expertise and insights with future social workers.  I'm a consultant with The California Inclusion and Behavior Consultation (CIBC) Network, a project that supports early care and education programs. I speak about and provide training about perinatal mental health to local doctors and nurses.  I volunteer when times allows especially if it has to do with women and little ones and I'm an alumni mentor for Cal State Long Beach.


I have a B.A. in psychology and a Masters degree in Social Work, both from California State University Long Beach.  I continue to receive education through clinical conferences and webinars, and you can always find me reading at least 3 books at a time related to social work, psychology, mental health, or self-help.



infant mental health training & endorsements

perinatal mental health & pregnancy loss training

  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Maternal Mental Health Professional Certificate Training through PSI and 2020 Mom
  • Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care Certificate Training through PSI
  • Bringing Light to Motherhood-Advanced Two Day Training through Maternal Mental Health Now 
  • MommaCare™ Training in pregnancy loss and newborn death
  • Postpartum Support International Advanced Perinatal Mental Health Psychotherapy Training