Psychotherapy for Women in the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley

Counseling and Psychotherapy for Women


To help meet the challenges of Covid 19, I offer secure and confidential online psychotherapy services to residents of California, Colorado, and Illinois. If you have been thinking that this is a great time to finally meet with an experienced therapist, please contact me for more information.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley, my practice focuses on helping women who have been successful in their careers, but not in their relationships. This includes women who may be in relationships that are not what they had hoped for, as well as women who feel they will never find the relationship they have been seeking. 

My approach is intelligent, warm, and supportive, while also down-to-earth and grounded in deep and active listening. I bring many years of training and experience, along with a passion for helping people find their strengths and move past the obstacles that have held them back. I strive to demystify the process of psychotherapy and make it as “user friendly” as possible. I welcome people who may have previously found therapy to be unhelpful, as well as people who wonder whether therapy actually works. (You are not alone if you are thinking this!) I also welcome psychotherapists who are looking for a safe, confidential, and experienced psychodynamic clinician who can help them look at themselves both personally and professionally.

Wherever you are at on your journey, whether you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, straight, queer, questioning (LGBTQQ++), or none-of-the-above; comfortable with your identity or not; therapy can help you to see your life through a new lens by uncovering the places where you are blocked and opening new possibilities for engaging more fully with yourself and in your relationships.

I invite you to explore my website for more information about psychotherapy and to see whether my approach might be helpful to you. If you would like to learn more or if you have any questions about working with me, I am happy to offer a complementary initial phone consultation. Please contact me at 650-383-7654 (phone link works from smartphones only) or at info(at)marlacass(dot)com. I look forward to hearing from you!