Maral Pushian Sultanian, PhD, LMFT

Maral Pushian Sultanian, PhD, LMFT


Hi there! 

 I am Dr. Maral Pushian Sultanian, a licensed marriage and family psychotherapist with a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology (Jungian Analytic Psychology) specializing in a wide range of mental health concerns. 

 With over 20 years of experience, I have dedicated my career to serving and supporting youth, families, adults, and couples. Additionally, I have the privilege of serving foster youth in Ventura County, California. 

 As a psychotherapist, I support adults and couples in maintaining proactive engagement in all areas of their daily activities and social relationships. I focus on mindfulness and psychoanalysis in my sessions. I want my clients to know they are the author of their lives and they hold a natural ability to examine their own decisions, patterns of behavior, and their life at large. To me, resilience is key, and I work to foster compassionate discourse with each and every one of my clients.

 I also offer clinical supervision to Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) and Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW) applicants pursuing licensure and licensed individuals or companies seeking professional consultation.

If you have any questions about the services I offer, don’t hesitate to contact me or book a free, 15-minute virtual consultation. I’m here to help. Let’s chat!


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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
California License # 47519

Education & Certifications


  • Certified Therapeutic Mandala Practitioner
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) Certified
  • Seeking Safety

Clinical Orientations

  • Psychodynamic
  • Integrative Arts Therapeutic Modalities
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Strength Based
  • Neuro-Relational



  • Pacifica Graduate Institute Santa Barbara, CA
  • PhD, Depth Psychology
    • Doctoral Research and Dissertation: Martha Graham Engages the Body and its Dances as a Path into the Unconscious


  • Pacifica Graduate Institute Santa Barbara, CA
  • M.A., Depth Psychology


  • Pacific Oaks College Pasadena, CA
  • M.A., Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling


  • Occidental College Los Angeles, CA
  • B.A., Religious Studies