Marlene Morales

Marlene Morales

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, AMF 100845
Supervised by Tim Sandstrom, LMFT 47858

M.S. Clinical Psychology, Vanguard University
B.A. Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine
B.A. Spanish, University of California, Irvine

mmorales@journeyscounseling.com

Marlene is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at Journeys Counseling Ministry. She earned her Master's in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University in May 2017 and her double Bachelor's Degree in Spanish and Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine, in June 2012.

Marlene has experience working with adults, children, couples and families. She is passionate about helping others live their life to their best potential by helping them learn to adapt to life changes, work through every day stressors, anxiety, depression, and past trauma. Marlene believes that individual’s experiences of themselves, others, and the world around them greatly impact who each individual is.

Marlene is also passionate about working with the Latino community, “third” generation individuals with bicultural identity, as well as individuals whose loved ones are affected by a developmental disability. As a mother, Marlene has a passion for working with mothers and their individual journey through motherhood.

  • Relational
  • Attachment-based
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic

  • Relationship Issues
  • Addiction
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug Abuse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infidelity
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Transgender
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

  • Adult
  • Child (6 to 10)
  • Adolescent / Teenager (14 to 19)
  • Elder (65+)
  • Preschooler (0 to 6)

  • Costa Mesa
  • Mission Viejo

  • Female

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