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About Quetzal Marriage & Family Counseling 

Thank you for considering us as you take the first step in reaching your mental health goals. At Quetzal Marriage & Family Counseling we aim to provide therapy services that are culturally competent and honor you as an individual. We offer therapy specialized in helping you through depression, anxiety, trauma recovery, or managing life transitions. Services are offered in person at our Whittier, CA office

or anywhere within the state of California via Telehealth.

We would love to know more about how we can help you. Book your free 15 minute consultation today!

About Our Therapist 
Esmeralda Murga, LMFT #124131

Esmeralda is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in the state of California. Esmeralda was born and raised in Southern California and attended Arizona State University for her undergraduate degrees. Esmeralda is a mother of 3, a wife and a daughter of Guatemalan immigrants. Esmeralda is passionate about providing mental health services to historically marginalized communities. Esmeralda is an advocate for mental health services that are culturally informed and LGBTQ+ affirming. Outside of being a therapist and mental health advovate, Esmeralda enjoys baking, reading and the occasional dance party with her kids. 


Esmeralda is bilingual in English/Spanish and available to provide services in your language of preference. Esmeralda uses a client centered approach to therapy while incorporating mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic approaches. She is trained and certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Positive Parenting Practices. Esmeralda aims to create a safe and trusting therapeutic space to facilitate growth and healing. Esmeralda incorporates an intersectional framework to her work so that she may understand the unique challenges each individual faces.

Specialties: Life Transitions such as adjusting to new parenthood and facing challenges as a first generation college student, Parenting, Depression, Anxiety, Mental health in the Latinx community. 

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