Marina  Braff

Marina Braff

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Redondo Beach Accepting In-person
Updated June 16, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating
  • Adolescent mental health

Professional statement

Marina Braff, M.S., LMFT has a private practice in both the Beach Cities of Los Angeles and in Orange County. Marina has been working with clients for over six years now and has experience in a variety of settings, including schools, community-based mental health and private practice. Currently, Marina specializes in working with adolescent girls and young adults dealing with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, life transitions and relational struggles.

In addition to her private practice Marina is an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University's Graduate School of Education and Psychology and is a nationally sought out speaker, presenting on topics ranging from "Teens and Technology," to "Work-Life Balance," and "Managing Uncertainty." Marina has consulted with local organizations and corporations to ensure that the mental health of students and employees are a priority.

Marina's approach when working with clients can be described as holistic. She is looking to treat the client as a whole and works collaboratively to identify the areas that might need some additional love and attention. In terms of theoretical approaches, Marina pulls from a variety in order to best tailor treatment to her client. Generally speaking, she is most fond of attachment theory, CBT and mindfulness work.

Marina is currently seeing clients in her Redondo Beach office once a week. The remainder of her sessions are virtual for the time being.


Message to clients

I know finding a therapist is hard and ultimately it is impossible to know if you will really connect with someone until you talk to them and are able to get a better feel for who they are and if you really click. Because of that, I offer a complimentary consultation call to discuss what is going in your life and how I can best support you. I will also share information related to scheduling, completing the intake and what the process is like as a whole.

Whether you are new to therapy or just looking for a new therapist I am glad you've gotten yourself this far. I encourage you to take a look around the information here and reach out with any questions you may have. I look forward to hearing from you and am honored that you are considering me to be a part of your journey.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Marina Braff is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $225 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

I do not take insurance. However, you may still be eligible for reimbursement, depending on your policy. If you would like to use your insurance, I will provide you with a monthly superbill that you can submit to your insurance company. You may also be eligible for reimbursement if you have a medical spending plan through your employer (i.e. FSA, HSA).


Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Redondo Beach practice
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-5pm
  • Tue 10am-4pm
  • Wed 10am-5pm
  • Thu 10am-7pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

Marina Braff, M.S., LMFT, Private Practice, 2016 - Present
Pepperdine University, Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, 2020 - Present

California Lutheran University, Masters of Science, 2015
University of California Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts, 2013


Licensure

California: 107068


Languages

English