Hello! My name is Mariana Prutton. I am a former Division I swimmer turned animal lover, music connoisseur, art enthusiast, and individual and relationship therapist in San Francisco, California.
I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, educated in Psychology on the beaches of UC Santa Barbara, and trained in Couples and Family Therapy at the University of Oregon (Go Ducks!). I have completed a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in India and have received additional training in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga. I am currently pursuing further training in Internal Family Systems Therapy through the Center for Self Leadership. I enjoy traveling to new places, photographing and painting life in San Francisco, and reading and writing about mental health, psychology, and philosophy.
I currently work as a Primary Therapist with the Lotus Collaborative, an Eating Disorder Recovery Center in San Francisco, California and create drawings and take photographs of life in San Francisco and abroad.
It’s been 4 years since I first sat in the therapist’s chair. I love being able to interact with people from all walks of life. I love being humbled by how “we are all, much more human, than otherwise.” Everyday, I learn things about myself, human nature and behavior, change, hope, resilience, and how to live and be in this world. I love creatively and collaboratively discovering ways to bring more love, light, connection, peace, awareness, creativity, joy, calm, confidence, acceptance, compassion, and courage into people’s lives.
I believe people already hold the innate healing power, wisdom, and strength they need to live the life they want… It just might be buried under hate, fear, doubt, darkness, chaos, and pain and they can’t quite access it. It’s there but they can’t quite reach it. I feel incredibly grateful for the opportunity to provide a space and relationship for people to explore their inner worlds and relationships, let go of negative beliefs about themselves, and tap into their innate resources, wisdom, and strength.