Lee Marchesani, M.A., LMFT

Psychotherapist specializing in individuals, couples, trauma, divorce and co-parenting

Certified EMDR Clinician

As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you achieve your potential and lead the life you envision. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we will unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.

Please call or email me for a free 20-minute phone consultation today.

"Courage is not the lack of fear, but the ability to take action in spite of it." D. Baker


How can I help?


Finding the right therapist is one of the most important aspects of counseling. I offer a free 20-minute consultation to find out if we're a good fit.


Individual Counseling

facilitate positive change to improve your quality of life. 

If you find yourself struggling or feel stuck in some aspect of your life or relationship, counseling can help.  Through an attuned and empathic environment, I help facilitate positive change to improve your quality of life.  Some of the areas I work with include depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, attachment related issues, grief, mindfulness and PTSD.

Couples Counseling

Relationships can be one of the most rewarding and challenging parts of our lives.

I help couples improve communication to increase trust and understanding and deepen the bonds of the relationship. From an attachment perspective, couples learn to experience and communicate deeper emotions and needs leading to a more loving and secure relationship. I am trained in the Gottman method of couples therapy.


transition into a positive co-parenting relationship.

Divorce is a painful process that involves many strong emotions. When there are children involved, couples must move from a marital relationship to a co-parenting relationship. I offer support to couples making this transition. I also help couples develop a parenting plan as they move through the divorce process. Couples who seek co-parenting counseling, whether voluntary or court-ordered, often report a smoother, healthier transition into a co-parenting relationship. A cooperative co-parenting relationship provides a significant benefit to your children and their adjustment to divorce.


EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

accelerate your progress.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is an extensively researched, effective, non-drug, non-hypnosis therapy, which can accelerate your progress in therapy and in life. It does this by resolving painful memories which undermine your confidence, courage and calm. EMDR can help heal painful and traumatic memories, PTSD, reduce anxiety, resolve phobias, grief and loss and much more. EMDR helps alleviate negative beliefs we have about ourselves that create difficulty in our lives and relationships.,

Where my office is located.


My office is located at 23 Altarinda Road, Suite 222 in Orinda, CA