Marla Dietz, M.A., LPCC, P.P.S.
Phone: (310) 338.4459
Office: UH 1512
A Southern California native, Marla Dietz received her BA in Liberal Studies (2008), California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (2009), and MA in Counseling with PPS Credential in School Counseling (2013) from LMU. Prior to returning to LMU for her Master’s degree, Ms. Dietz taught elementary school and started a tutoring company that provided academic and guidance services to Pre-K- College students. Helping young people outside of the classroom became a passion for Ms. Dietz that led her to pursuing a career as a clinical counselor. Now a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Ms. Dietz has worked in the public and private school system, Los Angeles Department of Mental health, and LA-based non-profit organizations. Ms. Dietz has found a passion with mentoring, helping, and guiding young people through the most difficult times of their lives. Specializing in providing psychotherapy to survivors of abuse, trauma, and suicide attempt, as well as with individuals diagnosed with mood and anxiety disorders, she has extensive training and experience helping those with the most difficult life experiences.
Returning to Loyola Marymount University’s Counseling program, Ms. Dietz is excited and eager to assist in the growth of the Fieldwork program and mentor and prepare the candidates in becoming counselors who will provide support in some of the most needed communities. Ms. Dietz lives with her husband and their dog in Westchester and enjoys traveling, cooking, and exploring the outdoors.