Ms. Marina Lemaster, LCSW

Preferred Name: Marina

Online Therapy

About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the state of California. I am compassionately aware of my indigenous identity, as it relates to health and wellness in a holistic way. Much of my experience has been working with frontier and rural multicultural populations and Indigenous people, with an understanding that historical trauma and ongoing social trauma impacts our mental health greatly. I am LGBTQ-affirming and also proficient in recovery services for multiple addiction challenges. I am a mother of four children, and especially love supporting community strengthening and mental health advocacy. I believe you already have everything you need to live your best and be your best, yet all healing is painful and challenging. I use a trauma-based approach to healing, including somatic techniques alongside verbal processing. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT). I will meet you where you are in your journey, and provide support in whatever means you are most comfortable with, whether video, talk, or text. I am excited to begin this journey of healing with you!

Education & Experience

Lassen Community College-Associates degrees in both Correctional Science and Administration of Justice California State University at Chico-Bachelors Degree in Social Science with emphasis in psychology and religious studies California State University at Chico-Masters in Social Work; focus in mental health and social work policy

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

NAMI member since 2004 CASA volunteer 2004-2006 Foster Youth Advisory Boards Lassen and Plumas Counties 2006-2012 NASW member since 2012 Lassen Aurora Network (peer agency) board member 2004-2006 CATC 2008-2018 (non renewed)

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Mood Disorders
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

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

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Medicare