About Debbie Marshall, MA, LMFT

About Debbie Marshall, MA, LMFT

My name is Debbie Marshall and I'm a licensed counselor (Marriage and Family Therapist,  MFC # 45836) in private practice in Los Altos, California.  I take pride in my unique mix of professional training, personal skills, and life experience.

Before I became a therapist, I earned a BS in Chemistry and had an environmental career in Pennsylvania, where I grew up.  I moved to California in 1995 to further that career and ultimately found my life taking a new direction.

That new direction included earning a Masters in Counseling Psychology from USF (University of San Francisco) in 2001 and becoming an infertility patient, with the hope of starting a family in my forties.  Like many women, my successful career was in competition with my desire for children until medical intervention was needed to start my family.

I think real-life experience informs any therapist's work, especially when it comes to infertility.  After navigating the maze of treatments and procedures, I became the mom of twins and have felt called to help those who struggle as they walk the path I know so well.

I chose this specialty as much as it has chosen me, as I know first-hand how difficult it is to maintain a busy life, career, and relationship while dealing with medical procedures and schedules.  It's my hope that I can provide support and help to you as you work to start your family.

For more information about my style and how I work with clients, please visit my FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and What to Expect pages.


  • Years in Practice: 12 Years
  • School: University of San Francisco
  • Year Graduated: 2001
  • License and State: MFC 45836 California

Additional Credentials

  • EMDR - Parnell Institute Basic Training (Summer 2016) and Advanced Clinical Workshop (December 2016)


  • ASRM-MHPG - Member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Mental Health Professional Group
  • RESOLVE, The National Infertility Association - Professional Member