ABOUT ​​​​​​​​​​​US

Our Founder

Solutions Sanctuary is an agency headquartered in Toluca Lake, CA and was founded by Marina Serobyan, a ​​​​​​​​​​​Licensed Psychotherapist and expert in helping individuals thrive and live​​​​​​​​​​​​​ fulfilling lives. 

Marina's interest in understanding human behavior and being an agent of change was evident since the very beginning of her educational endeavors when she received her Bachelors Degree in Psychology. After working several years in executive leadership within the healthcare arena, she proceeded to pursue her passion for making a meaningful difference in the world by completing her graduate studies in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in 2011. ​​​​​

Thereafter, Marina joined a team of researchers at UCLA investigating evidence-based treatment practices for various psychological conditions. Next, she dedicated 5 years to working at Hillsides in the non-profit/educational arena where she provided individual, family, and group psychotherapy across multiple educational settings and intensive therapeutic programs. She has worked with dozens of schools in the San Gabriel Valley and Burbank Unified School Districts treating a myriad of concerns, as well as guest lecturing at various trainings. During this time Marina also began providing coaching to program supervisors focusing on areas such as communication, conflict management, changes/transitions, and stress management/reduction. 

Currently, Marina sees clients in her private practice and also facilitates groups at addiction recovery centers. Additionally, she presents, trains, coaches, and consults in various organizational settings sharing her expertise in psychological and behavioral health, employee relations, cultural competency, conflict resolution, leadership, mindfulness, work-life balance, and many other areas that cultivate growth and improvement. 

Her unwavering commitment to excellence and growth propelled Marina to pursue a Doctorate currently in progress at USC - her research areas focus on employee work-life balance, wellbeing, performance, and organizational developmentAdditionally, she dedicates herself to various causes and charities aimed at the advancement and achievement of youth and underprivileged populations. Marina also serves on the Board of Directors for a non-profit organization which specializes in providing health education and increasing healthcare access for workers and their families from various sectors. 

Marina has extensive experience in healthcare, mental/behavioral wellness, education, and organizational development and operations. She has solid understanding of different cultural values and beliefs, and offers a culturally sensitive approach to all clients.

Founder's Message

As founder and lead practitioner at Solutions Sanctuary, I have dedicated my practice to helping individuals lead more ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​peaceful and purposeful lives.

By evaluating factors that impact functioning and learning how to manage stressors effectively, we can thrive and not be burdened by the inevitable setbacks life can bring.

In my practice I use a multi-modal and integrative approach to help youth, adults, couples, and families cultivate a healthy & happy lifestyle, overcome challenges, and discover their highest potential. I provide each client with a warm, accepting, neutral and non-judgmental environment where they can discuss and address concerns in a safe, calming, and confidential space.

In addition to private individual counseling, I have also developed a coaching and consulting service for businesses and organizations to support employees and executives experience the benefits of emotional wellness and optimal mental performance, which results in numerous benefits for both the individual and the employer. 

By gifting ourselves the opportunity to reset and renew our minds and discover new ways of being, we open up the potential to lead more fulfilling lives. 

- Marina 
 
"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."