Aika  Marchant
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Aika Marchant

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
Texas, California Waitlist Online

You can set up a free phone consultation or your initial session online!

Updated November 30, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma
  • Couples counseling
  • Premarital counseling

Professional statement

Aika Marchant M.S., LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Texas. She is half Japanese and half white. She grew up in Japan until she was nine years old. She initially started her career working with children and parents in several non-profit mental health agency. When she started to work in a private practices setting, she realized that she loved working with relationships of all types! As she started to uncover the connections between adult relationship patters with childhood attachment trauma, she became inspired to support clients process their past experiences that is preventing them from building relationships in preferred, mindful ways.

Being a daughter of an immigrant and growing up in Asia during her childhood has inspired Aika to provide a safe place for individuals and couples belonging to a minority group in America. She specializes in working with clients to work through childhood trauma, and improve current relationships with themselves and/or partners. She also certified Premarital Counselor, and supports clients prepare for successful long-term commitment through the PREPARE/enrich model.

With clients who have experienced trauma, Aika utilizes mindfulness and trauma-informed approaches, such as EMDR and somatic interventions to support the body get "unstuck" from the negative, unhelpful patterns. Aika also utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) with individuals and couples experiencing problems in relationships. EFT is an evidence-based therapy treatment based on attachment theory. She often utilizes mindfulness in every session to stay curious to the experience of the present moment with clients. Aika firmly believes that EFT and mindfulness has allowed her clients to pause and have deeper understanding and compassion for themselves and others.

Aika Marchant offers the flexibility of remote therapy sessions, and is inspired to provide clients access to therapy throughout the states of Texas and California.


Message to clients

It is my genuine hope to provide a safe space for you to notice your feelings, thoughts, emotions and sensations in our sessions together with love and curiosity. I sincerely believe that there are reasons behind your presenting problems.. Sometimes, we can get stuck in patterns that might have been helpful for us at some point in our lives, but are not so helpful for us now. These patterns sometimes keep us stuck and prevent us from relating to ourselves and others in helpful ways. Through using mindfulness and staying curious with yourself, I genuinely believe that you will have greater compassion for yourself and others. I look forward to accompany you on a journey towards learning more about yourself!


Specialties

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Premarital counseling - Providing a safe and neutral environment for couples to explore expectations and prepare for the rewards and challenges of marriage




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Aika Marchant is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)
  • Initial session: $150 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $170 (50min)
  • Family sessions: $170 (50min)
  • Couples Extended Sessions: $220 (75min)
  • Couples Initial Sessions : $220 (75min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-7pm
  • Tue 9am-7pm
  • Wed 9am-7pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri 9am-2pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9am-5pm
  • Tue 9am-5pm
  • Wed 9am-5pm
  • Thu 9am-3pm
  • Fri 9am-12pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Austin STRONG: Relationship Building Center , Therapist , 2018 - 2021
Youth Advocate Program , Therapist/Skills Trainer , 2018 - 2019
Union of Pan Asian Communities , Therapist , 2017 - 2018
Hawaii Behavioral Health , Skills Trainer , 2014 - 2016

San Diego State University , M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy , 2018
University of California: San Diego , B.S. Human Development / Minor in Education Studies , 2014


Licensure

Texas: 203360

California: 121643


Languages

English

Japanese