Marina Blalock is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist working under the direct supervision of Mary Ruth Cross, LMFT. She received her M.A. in Counseling Psychology from JFK University in Pleasant Hill, California.
Marina is trained in Solution-Focused Therapy and understands the importance of resiliency, recovery, and instilling hope in her client’s healing journey. She enjoys working with families in a collaborative and supportive way. Marina is an authentic and genuine voice in the playroom. She uses play therapy with children, teens and families to help them grow and change.
Marina has provided therapy in community and school-based settings. Her clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents, and adults addressing various symptoms, including depression, anxiety, sexual orientation, self-esteem, grief, relationships, school underachievement, emotional regulation, and trauma.
Marina believes in the healing power of the therapeutic relationship. She practices loving-kindness and focuses on building a safe and supportive relationship with her clients to encourage growth, resiliency, and positive change.