About the Practice
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About Dr. Chris Marrero
Dr. Chris is a clinical psychologist and biofeedback specialist with a passion for helping people live happier, healthier lives.
Her clients have described her as engaging, compassionate, and highly competent. Through years of clinical experience and professional training, she has become an expert on anxiety, stress, and mood disorders, particularly in the lives of professionals and emerging professionals.
She understands the challenges of balancing a career with relationships, transitions, wellness, and fun, and value collaborating with her clients on goals and treatment plans to determine the most effective strategies.
Dr. Marrero shares thoughts on change and her approach to therapy
Because each person has their own unique context, she tailors treatment to each person. For those looking for specific intervention styles, she integrates Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, Affirmative, and ACT-based therapies in addition to biofeedback. She has earned a post-doctoral certification in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Emphasis on Mindfulness-Based Therapies through John F. Kennedy University in Berkeley, California, and she is currently working towards Board Certification in Biofeedback through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).
Originally from Dallas, she's been a California resident for over a decade. She lives in Santa Monica with her family and values being actively involved in the community. She is the Co-Chair for the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce's Organization of Women Leaders, a regular guest speaker for the schools in SMMUSD, and give lectures around the state on topics such as Wellness, Mindfulness, Community Building and Advocacy, and Destigmatizing Mental Health. She is also one of the 2019 recipients of the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce's Chairman Awards, which is an honor given to business owners that go above and beyond in their communities. When not working, you can find her with a book on a hammock, training in Krav Maga, or winding down with beach yoga. She tries to regularly lose herself in nature, loves spending time with friends and family, and known to have spontaneous adventures.
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Milo is our therapy dog in training. He is a hypoallergenic maltipoo that enjoys providing endless affection, comfort, and support, particularly during difficult sessions. Milo loves playing fetch, going on adventures, and cuddles.
He is excitedly awaiting the day that we return to in-office services again so he can continue to practice his art. If you have any questions about Milo, please contact Dr. Marrero.
Milo the Therapy Dog