Relationship Harmony

Marialena Malejan-Roussere
Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Group Therapist


About Marialena

“I am a mother of two and married.  Despite any degree I have, license I carry, or whatever unyielding amount of love I have for my family, I am not exonerated from the work it takes to grow.  I appreciate the vulnerability it takes to heal and grow, and the energy and creativity it takes to remain connected to myself and others.

In addition to my therapy practice, I also teach yoga weekly.  I view both therapy and yoga as avenues to help people come into their truest form.  

I earned my BA from University of Oregon and my MS in counseling from California State University of Sacramento. I am a state and local member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, as well as a local and national member of Group Psychotherapy Association. I have counseled people since 2005.  

I come from a complex, blended family, which has helped foster my love, care and appreciation to help other families.  I was lucky as a preteen that my parents had enough trust to sign me up for family therapy.  It helped me find my voice, develop myself in relations with others and revealed to me the benefits of therapy early in life.

I was shaped by three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in East Africa working with individuals living with HIV/AIDS.  My understanding of the complexities of grief, loss, chronic illness, and the collateral effects of trauma on family systems grew immensely during my time there.”