Compassionate, Competent and Committed Therapy

Compassionate, Competent and Committed Therapy

About Me

A native Californian, I have lived in Orange County for the past 38 years.

Early in my working life, I practiced law. In the late 80s, I transitioned from the law profession into the retail business and then served in various executive capacities for two highly successful, nationwide clothing companies. I retired from the retail business in 2001 and, in 2003, returned to graduate school to pursue my passion for psychology and a new career as a marriage and family therapist. I have been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 2009 - receiving my certification as a hypnotherapist in 2007 and my certification as an EMDR therapist in 2014.

I believe that I'm more uniquely qualified to help people in need of counseling services than some other therapists because I've personally experienced many of life's challenges and have grown or changed as a result of my own counseling experiences. As a client, I have enjoyed knowing that I'm sitting across the room from someone who has done their own work and I would expect that is an important consideration for you as well.

Being a father, in a successful 41-year marriage, who has worked in three different careers, provides me with a solid foundation of experience and wisdom to be of optimum assistance to my clients.

Marc R. Bertone, M.A., J.D. Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

In my spare time, I like to walk, meditate, read, work crossword puzzles, spend time at the beach, listen to music, and play drums.

Marc R. Bertone, M.A., J.D. Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Mission Statement

To compassionately serve my clients in their quest for better mental, emotional, physical, and/or spiritual well-being, by facilitating new insights and awareness that can lead to more satisfying and loving adjustments in their relationships to themselves and with others.


Some of my favorite quotes include:

"The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them." (Albert Einstein)

"Men are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them." (Epictetus)

"The heart has reasons that reason cannot know." (Blaise Pascal)

"Outer experience is a reflection of inner reality." (Author Unknown)

Marc R. Bertone, M.A., J.D. Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist