Dear Ms. Viera, I wanted to thank you for meeting with my son and me last week. I think you are awesome and I know meeting with you is absolutely where we need to be. You were keeping him on task without making him feel attacked. You were spot on about issues that needed to be discussed. I am very grateful to have your help. Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving and I look forward to seeing you next month. Thank you for your guidance.


Ms. Viera and I have been working together for many years, sharing the patients: she is providing psychotherapy and family counselling, I’m – pharmacotherapy. She is one of my favorite therapists for the referrals, and definitely, the number one when it comes to teenages and children. I have not had any patient referred to her, who would not come with the same highest opinion about her personal qualities, dedication to her patients, and ability to help. Understandably, she is one of the most respected and busiest therapists in Orange County, and because of that – not always easily accessible for the new patients, but I would definitely try to make an appointment with her first, even if you have to wait, you wouldn’t ever regret.

Dr. Shaulov

I have worked closely as a counselor in the same office for many years with Marilyn Viera and have valued her professional knowledge in working with individuals and families. She is a caring and trustworthy counselor that I feel fortunate to know and always feel comfortable referring my clients to her if needed. She has years of experience and I respect the compassion she has for her clients. In my experience, Marilyn Viera has always made contributions to the well being of her clients. As her peer I highly recommend Marilyn. She is a trustworthy and accomplished counselor in many areas.

Melinda Emery / ATR-BC, LMFT, CATC IV

Marilyn is a caring, empathetic, knowledgeable, and experienced psychotherapist, well versed in many schools of therapy, well informed and connected in the community with other providers and resources, warm and easy to talk to. Anyone can benefit from her wisdom, her easy manner, her affable disposition, and experienced background.

Luz Bayer / MFT

Before coming to Marilyn I dealt with feelings of low self esteem, fear, anxiety, obsessive thoughts and depression. After seeking many avenues of treatment, it was not until I began seeing Marilyn that my recovery from these issues started to change. Marilyn is truly gifted. She has compassion, insight, and you feel like you are truly heard by her. She has that extra something. I am a different person after coming to her. I am forever grateful to Marilyn for the difference in my life she helped me to achieve. I recommend her to anyone I meet that wants to change. Quite simply, she is awesome! Porter K.

Porter K. / male patient