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Marla BenTov


Quick Facts

  • California Institute of Integral Studies
  • 17 Years in Practice


555 Marin St. Suite 180, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma and PTSD

Ages and Community Experience

  • Other Racial or Ethnic Background
  • Adults, Teen, Preteen, Toddler (2-5)
  • Jewish
  • Gay Allied, HIV / AIDS Allied, Lesbian Allied, Non-Binary Allied, Queer Allied, Transgender Allied


  • California 52451
  • REAT


“Last night as I was sleeping, I dreamt—marvelous illusion!–that I had a beehive here inside my heart. And the golden bees were making white combs and sweet honey from my old failures.” -Antonio Machado

My style in therapy is about connecting, supporting, and honoring who you are. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist. I have over 20 years of experience in mental health and helping organizations. The value in each of us is infinite, and tapping into our inner wisdom essential. I create a safe nonjudgmental space with the intention to strengthen intuition, heal stuck patterns, find solutions, thrive and feel better. I approach therapy with unconditional empathy, understanding the struggles and challenges that can diminish our lives. I have clinical experience with clients from a variety of different backgrounds, ages, experiences, and reasons for seeking help. I use a variety of evidenced based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rogerian and Jungian approaches, Ecopsychology, Expressive Arts Therapy, mindfulness/meditation, and Psychodynamic Therapy.

Areas of Experience

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Learning Disabilities
  • LGBTQ+
  • Life Transitions
  • Parenting
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Art Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Expressive Arts
  • Narrative
  • Parent-Child Interaction (PCIT)
  • Person-Centered
  • Play Therapy
  • Transpersonal
  • Trauma Focused

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