My specialty is psychotherapy with individual adults, couples and group members whose lives are not working. In love and work they may experience feelings of despair, failure, lost hope or seemingly unresolvable conflict . Undermining anxiety, depression, grief , fear of rejection or a more general feeling of lack of fufillment and malaise may bring them to therapy. Their struggles may originate in personality patterns that were created for protection and survival in earlier stages of their development. My work involves helping them to understand their feelings and to successfully work through the obstacles to fulfillment of their needs and desires.
Speciality with adults who have not had a satisfying intimate relationship. If you are late 20's to early forties -- I have 30 years experience in helping with the issue of chronically failed relationships. Social anxiety, adult children of alcholic or divorced parents, adults abused as children, INFERTILITY, PTSD: specialties.
Another specialty: older adults. I offer a ongoing support GROUP for WOMEN-OVER-FIFTY in my Castro Valley office on Wed eves and in my Davis office on Tues eves. Both limited to 6 members so that each person can have time to focus with the group on their own issues.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Marilyn Stettler now - (650) 741-1453


  • Years in Practice: 10+ Years
  • School: CSU, Hayward 1979, Masterson Institute 2001
  • Year Graduated: 1979
  • License No. and State: MFC 14328 California


  • Avg Cost (per session): $110 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
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Marilyn Stettler's Groups

Women Over fifty

Women Over Fifty Support Group SElf-esteem Relationship Life transition issues limited to 6 members so that each person can explore their own issues

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Women-Over-Fifty-Ongoing Support Group

*Women 50-65 tend to have many of the same issues +Developing a positive self-image as an older women,ETC +Losses begin to occur--death of loved ones, health issues of self and those you are close to, parents health issues/caregiving or managing their care +Menopause and bodily changes +Isolation and loneliness--wondering if you want a new partner--how to have the confidence to find one if you do +Divorce/ending relationships/developing a support system for yourself +Issues with adult children and grandchildren +Retirement planning and economic fears +Work issues--interpersonal and skill-set 1/2 HOUR INTERVIEW FREE FOR PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS CALL 530-902-1285

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  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety


  • Adoption
  • Chronic Pain
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Parenting
  • Sex Therapy
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Family / Marital
  • Psychoanalytic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2014
Marilyn Stettler, MFT, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco

Marilyn Stettler

Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT