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Mari Verano, LMFT


Oakland - 2710 Telegraph

Mari Verano is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who graduated from the University of California, Berkeley and John F. Kennedy University.  She has ten years of experience working primarily with adolescents and their families in communities of color. She will work with you to find realistic, individualized steps to healing when things feel hopeless and overwhelming.  Mari’s expertise is in providing effective interventions grounded in an understanding of both human behavior and oppression (racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, sizeism, ageism, ableism) and treating the children, adult children, and former partners of narcissists.  She understands that the first step in healing is acknowledging how trauma and oppression affect clients. Mari has worked with youth in the criminal justice system, in residential treatment facilities for adolescents, and in schools with youth with special needs. Mari is directive, yet warm, and understands that the client is the expert on their experience.  “My job as a therapist,” she says, “is being the best consultant possible to help clients and their families achieve practical results in their healing.” Mari understands that therapy is a life-changing, revolutionary decision that can change the course of people’s lives forever and works to empower and educate her clients through every step of the process.


  • Addictions

  • ACOA/Co-dependency

  • Adult Children of Narcissists

  • Adjustment Disorders

  • Adolescent Psychology

  • Adoption

  • Adoption Issues

  • Affective Disorders

  • Alcohol Disorders

  • Anger Management

  • Behavior Modification

  • Child Abuse

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Depression

  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy

  • Drug Abuse

  • Dual Diagnosis

  • Ethnic groups


  • Group Therapy

  • Health care professionals

  • Men’s issues

  • Mood disorders

Oakland - 2710 Telegraph