About Marina Bystritsky
 
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Training and Experience
I am a clinical psychologist licensed by the state of California. My professional background includes doctorate degree from University of California, Los Angeles received in 1999 and specialized training in treatment of anxiety disorders at the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Clinic. Since that time, my training and clinical experience has been increasingly focused on practicing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. My specialty is Anxiety and Mood Disorders.
I currently serve as an Adjunct Clinical Instructor at the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University. My background includes conducting training and seminars for a variety of professional groups and an appearance on a Public Television program featuring Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I am an active member of American Psychological Association (APA), Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA), Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT) and Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation (OCF).

Practice Philosophy
My mission is to provide empirically-supported, ethical and compassionate care to my clients. My therapeutic approach is collaborative and active. I work with each client to develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to their unique symptoms and needs. I provide a place of emotional safety where I listen carefully and respond honestly. I give feedback and actively develop strategies for change. My intent is to help you to live more fully and joyfully. While some disorders tend to be chronic in nature, the goal to effectively manage the symptoms so that you can start living a more productive and vital life immediately is nonetheless reasonable and attainable.