Maris Loeffler

Hello, my name is Maris Loeffler and I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #94277 working under the supervision of Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Sharon Skelton #46398. I have always been passionate about the power of therapy and have found great joy in following my dream to become a helper and a listener. My passion is to join with, and walk alongside my clients in their therapeutic journeys as they create fuller, healthier, and happier lives. I recognize seeking therapy takes great strength and self-advocacy; it is an honor to be a part of the healing process for every individual that I get the chance to work with. I value always keeping an open mind and continuing to learn from every person.

I have a Master’s degree from Saint Mary’s College of California in Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as two Bachelor degrees from California Polytechnic University in Psychology and Music. My clinical experience so far includes grief and trauma counseling for all ages, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), and sensorimotor/somatic based treatments. I am fully trained in Brainspotting, an evidence based intervention aimed at healing traumatic experience. In addition, Saint Mary’s curriculum greatly emphasized a person-centered therapeutic approach that has shaped my style of a clinician. Person-centered work has instilled in me the importance of authenticity, genuineness, unconditional positive regard, and empathy as central to the therapeutic relationship. I truly seek to approach each case from a holistic perspective and honor the uniqueness of the individual and tailor the treatment from there.

I am currently taking children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

To schedule an appointment with me please call 916-390-3117 or email

Looking forward to speaking with you soon.