Marcia Vera


Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern

Bio: Transformation is a delicate, unique, terrifying, and empowering process that requires a safe environment to thrive. I believe one of the most important parts of a therapeutic dynamic is providing an environment that promotes acceptance, understanding, self-exploration, and growth. It is my belief that when an individual is allowed to freely be and express their perceptions, emotions, and experiences they are encouraged to safely explore themselves and better understand the depths of their being. As someone who was introduced to the process of self awareness and empowerment through personal therapy, I have experienced firsthand the power of a positive therapeutic relationship and the ultimate healing it can create. As a client-centered therapist it is my personal commitment to offer an authentic, collaborative, and empathetic approach to each individual’s therapeutic journey. Every process of change and transformation is unique to each individual and it is my goal to provide an encouraging and progressive therapeutic experience.

Experience, Orientation, Special Considerations:

Prior to joining the Center for Hope and Strength, Marci completed her practicum internship at the San Diego Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center. There she counseled individuals in various stages of recovery and assisted them in self-exploration, and development using various therapeutic models as well as rehabilitation based interventions. Marci comes from a Cognitive Behavioral background, although she considers her primary orientation to be Humanistic. She has a deep appreciation for the process and art of growth and self-awareness. She is currently working to compose psychoeducational courses to promote life skills, personal understanding, self-exploration, and empowerment to clients on and off site.


Master of Science in Counseling: Marriage, Family and Child Therapy from the University of Phoenix

Bachelor of Science in Human Services Management from the University of Phoenix

Licensing, Associations and Affiliations:

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern IMF #78834 supervised by Diane Lass, PhD PSY23820

Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)