Malinda Bilbrey, LMFT

(She/Her )

Online Therapy

About Me

Hi, I am Malinda Bilbrey. I am Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT). I reside and own a practice in Southern California. I have been basically trained in EMDR since 2020. I am currently in the certification process and I have 3 different CIT's in which I currently work with on a on-going basis. My practice is almost 100% EMDR including IFS and with a sprinkle of other therapy models, in whatever my client needs at the time to be helpful. My niche is complex trauma but I have wide range of experience utilizing EMDR protocols such as smoking cessation, weight loss and urges, eating disorders, car accidents and single events, phobias & OCD, infertility, relationship conflicts, including domestic violence, racial trauma and bereavement and grief just to name a few. I have 2 dogs, we go on long walks to the beach on the weekends. I enjoy spending time with friends, colleagues and family when I have the opportunity. I love reading and learning new things. I also enjoy meeting and learning about others and their cultures. I am a big supporter in people wanting to show up authentically for themselves in whatever way they want.

Education & Experience

I hold a Masters in Psychology with emphasis on Marriage Family Therapy (MFT) from Chapman University, Orange County. I have over 15 years in the field of professional counseling with a wide range of experience for all different areas and ages.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

CAMFT affiliation since 2012 EMDRIA member since 2023

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • BIPOC
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Veteran Center
  • Veterans/Military

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Magellan Health
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth