Postdocs

Postdoctoral Psychological Associates

Our postdoctoral Psychological Associates (or “postdocs,” for short) are pre-licensed psychologists with doctoral degrees in psychology who are accruing their postdoctoral hours towards becoming independently licensed.

Our postdocs are working under the direct supervision of our owner & founder, Dr. Jordyn Trockman. They receive additional supervision & training from other members of our clinical supervisory team: Dr. Talia Barach, Dr. Laura Ruaro, Dr. Christina Zavalza, Dr. Deepti Vaswani, & Dr. Theresa Cao.

The standard fee for individual psychotherapy with our postdocs is $125 per session.

Meet Our Postdoctoral Psychological Associates

Dr. Marina Marcus

California Women’s Therapy Postdoctoral Psychological Associate

PhD in Clinical Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University

Master’s Degree in Public Health from The Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego

Dr. Marina is currently adding potential new clients to her waiting list.

Dr. Marina Marcus holds a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University, and she is currently accruing her postdoctoral hours towards licensure as a Psychologist under the supervision of CWT’s owner & founder, Dr. Jordyn Trockman (PSY # 28433). 

Dr. Marina was born in Ukraine and raised in Southern California. She has a passion for learning about diverse cultures and perspectives and has spent time traveling and living all over the world, including two years in rural Ethiopia as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Dr. Marina has a passion for social justice and increasing access to mental health services for people and communities who have experienced systemic oppression. 

As a therapist, Dr. Marina approaches each client with warmth, openness and authenticity, and her ultimate objective is to help each client to feel heard, equipped, and empowered as they work towards personal growth. Dr. Marina has experience working with adolescents and adults who are learning to cope with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, stress, past trauma, major life transitions, relationship difficulties, and chronic medical conditions. She has training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), relational and psychodynamic models, and mindfulness practices. Dr. Marina works with each client to create a treatment plan that fits their unique situation and goals. 

Dr. Marina is a working mom with two small children and has first-hand experience with the responsibility and challenges that come with wearing multiple hats throughout the day. Additionally, she has completed the Maternal Mental Health Certificate Training for Mental Health and Clinical Professionals through Postpartum Support International. Her favorite activities are going on outdoor adventures with her family, dancing, cooking, and reading.

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Dr. Marie Diaz

California Women’s Therapy Postdoctoral Psychological Associate

Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University

Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix

Bachelor’s of Science in Education with a major in English Literature and dual minors in Speech & Public Speaking from University of Santo Tomas (Saint Thomas) in the Philippines

Dr. Marie is currently adding potential new clients to her waiting list.

Dr. Marie Diaz holds a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University, and she is currently accruing her postdoctoral hours towards licensure as a Psychologist under the supervision of CWT’s owner & founder, Dr. Jordyn Trockman (PSY # 28433). 

Dr. Marie earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Education with a major in English Literature and dual minors in Speech and Public Speaking from University of Santo Tomas (Saint Thomas) in the Philippines. Additionally, she earned a Master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Phoenix.

Dr. Marie was born and raised in the Philippines, later migrated to the UK, and eventually moved to California — where she met her husband of 28 years.  Dr. Marie’s passion for helping others began at a very young age.  Over the years, she worked to feed, clothe, and educate underprivileged children in remote areas of the Philippines, and she frequently cooked for the Santa Monica shelter for battered women.  As a young woman, she toured Europe as a singer in pop cover bands and still enjoys singing.  Her other hobbies include painting, drawing, cooking, and gardening.  

Dr. Marie is especially keen on working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma and other stress-related disorders. She has received basic training in EMDR therapy from Hope International University, and she is currently working on her EMDR certification.

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