Mary L. Obata, MA, LMFT


Education & Experience

M.A., Clinical Psychology, Antioch University L.A. 1993 EMDR Basic Training, 2002 Advanced Training EMDR Workshops: Affect Management Skills Training (Omaha), Brainspotting (Grand), Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (Schmidt), Lfespan Integration (Pace), Feeling State Addiction Protocol (Miller), Early Trauma Protocol (O'Shea), Healing the Wounds of Attachment (Laliotis), Breaking the Cycle of Trauma, Addiction, and Other Compulsive Behaviors (Brown) Additional Training: Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT)

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Past President, Executive Board, and Advisory Board, San Diego Postpartum Health Alliance Past Executive Board, My Girlfriend's Closet

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Seniors


  • English


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • UnitedHealth

Sliding scale and payment by cash, check, credit card, venmo, paypal, zelle.