Chris Marquart, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Therapy provides an opportunity for exploration of who we are, what we want, and how we pursue it. Together we empathically look at aspects of your life which may contribute to you feeling “stuck,” and develop health and effective ways you can continue to move forward.
My training includes working at The Maple Counselling Center, a community clinic in Beverly Hills, a dual diagnosis treatment center in Culver City for individuals seeking treatment for both mental health and substance use, and in a private practice under supervision of a licensed psychologist in Santa Monica before opening my own practice in Santa Monica. These experiences have given me exposure to working with a diverse population in a variety of settings including engaging in play therapy with children, working with individuals and groups in an inpatient setting, and providing in-home individual therapy for older adults.
My work and training along with my own personal experiences has given me empathy and an appreciation for the trauma of everyday life we all must go through. Sometimes these traumas are easy to identify and the path to healing and growth is somewhat clear. But other times, the true causes of our pain are less clear and despite our efforts we cannot alleviate or manage this pain on our own. However, with help, time, and work our trauma can become something we still carry with us, but does not stop us from moving forward. I believe the most important aspect of therapy and helping to create positive change for clients is the relationship built between myself and my clients. Emotional vulnerability is an important part of reflection and exploration which can lead to change, and creating a warm and trusting environment for clients to feel safe is essential in that process. To that end, my approach to therapy tends to focus on dynamic, relational, and client focused modalities which provide emotional space for client’s to grow, while also providing concrete emotional tools and guidance as needed.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): A form of talk therapy that trains clients to recognize
patterns of unproductive thinking and learn healthier responses to challenging situations.
Psychodynamic Therapy: A clinical approach that aims to promote self-awareness and insights by assessing how previous experiences have influenced current and ongoing behaviors. In this process clients gain perspective into behaviors and relationship issues that they may have not been fully cognizant of.
Relational Therapy: In this therapy modality, healthy relationships are seen as central to
emotional wellbeing. By emphasizing our relationships with ourselves and those close to us, relational theory helps build self-esteem and the power of interconnectedness.
Avoidance (people or places)
Grief & Loss
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Acute Stress Disorder
Substance Abuse Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
Major Depressive Disorder (Depression)
Chris is an out-of-network provider
Chris accepts Medicare
Individual Psychotherapy (50 minutes): $185
Lengthened Individual & Family Psychotherapy (90 minutes): $235
Hubpsych’s Reimbursement feature may help bring out of pocket costs down by as much as
Rates & Insurance
Monday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Community & Identity Statement
I have experience and work well with individuals going through life transitions. This includes
school, job, or relationship transitions, as well as coping with trauma, grief and loss, or issues
related to health and aging.
Chris works with the following age cohorts:
Young Adults (18-35)
Older Adults (65+)