Dr. Gia Marson, Ed.D.


Dr. Marson is a California licensed psychologist, a generalist with specialized training in eating disorders. She approaches psychotherapy as a holistic, collaborative process and works with adults and adolescents.

A highly respected expert in her field, Dr. Marson has a Santa Monica practice and a wealth of diverse experience — some recent highlights include:

Serving within the UCLA Athletic Department as clinical liaison and member of the Athletic Care Committee, establishing & directing the UCLA Counseling Center Eating Disorders Program, co-author of the UCLA CAPS and Student Health Eating Disorder Treatment Manual, coaching for the Lantern Anxiety Program, co-writing and hosting a University of California public service announcement, and contributing to The EveryGirls Guide to Life by Maria Menounos.

Dr. Marson’s clinical orientation is Integrative, utilizing interventions from CBT, FBT, MBT, Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Relational Therapies. She has Advanced-Practitioner training in mentalization Based Therapy. With clients, each therapy plan and progression is based on a clients’ unique goals & strengths and empirically valid treatments. Additional experience includes positions at Monte Nido Treatment Center (residential setting), The Renfrew Center (intensive outpatient setting), Chaminade College Preparatory High School (school therapist). Prior to becoming a psychologist, Dr. Marson worked as a field producer for CNN. While covering the news, she developed a keen interest in observing and listening to the experiences of others. Through these experiences, she began to study how people increase resilience.


Los Angeles County Psychological Association
Academy for Eating Disorders
Binge Eating Disorder Association
Health at Every Size Community Member


Dr. Marson speaks with "Access Hollywood"'s Maria Menounos about the risks of pro-eating disorder websites that irresponsibly promote life threatening illnesses. 

University of California PSA
Dr. Marson hosts “Dealing with Eating Disorders”