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Looking for a therapist that is right for you can be daunting.  Where do you start?

I recommend two essential components:  (1)  The degree of experience and skill the therapist has; (2) Finding the right fit.

 It can be costly, time consuming, and exhausting to pay for an hour to get a feel for a right fit.  That's why I offer a free 30 meet 'n greet.  While this is not therapy, it is an opportunity to assess for suitability.  I believe the relationship between client-therapist is absolutely necessary to facilitate your successful therapy.   Life experiences are something that a text book cannot provide, yet it is paramount in the quality of therapy you receive.  As a wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, along with my 20 years personal growth, I bring depth, wisdom, and compassion to the therapeutic relationship.

I hope you take the first step to greater happiness by calling for an appointment today.  I answer all calls within 24 hours M-F


Typical hours: M/W-F, 10 a.m.. - 7:00 p.m..

Hourly Fee:  $140

I do not take insurance, but will be glad to provide a monthly invoice if you insurance pays out-of-network

Specialties: Marriage/couple relationship issues; depression; anxiety; emotional/physical/sexual abuse recovery; addiction aftercare.

My style is whole-hearted, compassionate, yet no-nonsense.  I am committed to my own personal growth and healing, and have had the privilege to be mentored personally by outstanding therapists when I had my own therapy.  In addition, I draw from extensive training, and creative intuition. I use an eclectic approach such as:  Emotional Focus, Attachment Theory, Family-of-origin,, 12-Step (when treating addictions) as well as creative expression such as sand tray, journaling, and music.  

I look forward to sharing your healing experience. 


Contact Me


Carlsbad, CA Therapist

Marilyn Olson, MA, LMFT

[email protected]
New Growth Counseling

3088 Pio Pico Suite 203
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Proudly serving Carlsbad, Encinitas, Oceanside, Vista, Escondido, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe
Whole-hearted therapy for marriage/relationship, depression, anxiety, & addiction aftercare
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