Summer Forlenza, MA

Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (109427)

Under licensed clinical supervision

MS, Clinical Psychology, Vanguard University

Have you experienced one bad relationship after another? Do look in the mirror and wish you could change what you see? Maybe you go to bed lonely, wake up worried, and have this constant nagging in the back of your mind that you just aren’t good enough. You may have experienced bad relationships, divorce, anxiety, and low self-esteem. Perhaps you are turning to alcohol, drugs, or food to feel better, even though they only help temporarily. You're not sure what you want for the future, but you know you want something to change. And now you’re looking for someone who can help you figure out what’s wrong and start to make changes.

You probably want a healthy relationship with a partner, your friends, and yourself. You want that voice in your head that goes on and on about what’s wrong with you to quiet down and let you live your life. You want to feel confident about who you are and what your life looks like. You want communication tools and strategies that actually work. I can help.

I specialize in working with people who struggle with high-conflict relationships, anxiety, depression & self-esteem. I have experience working with individuals & couples from diverse backgrounds, including the LGBTQ+ community. I am EMDR-trained and use this powerful tool to help people heal from the symptoms and emotional distress of disturbing life experiences. I have the tools and experience to give you a new perspective and the communication skills you need to improve your life. I would be happy to talk with you more about what therapy with me might be like for you, so give me a call. I look forward to hearing from you.

Contact Summer to schedule an appointment or
for a brief consultation to discuss your particular needs.





  • Adults, couples, families, adolescents and children

  • Senior/elderly


& Certifications

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

  • Marital and premarital

  • EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy)

  • Parenting

  • Trauma and PTSD

Treatment Approaches

  • Attachment-based

  • EMDR

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

  • Family Systems

  • Play Therapy

  • Psychodynamic/Relational

  • Sand Play

  • Trauma focused

Session Fees
& Payment

Summer's standard session fee is $125 for a 50-minute session, payable by cash, check or credit card. A superbill is available if requested for you to submit to your insurance company; however, Open Door Center is not responsible for the insurance company's policies and reimbursements. The full session fee is due at the time of service. Summer also offers fees on a sliding scale, dependent on availability and based

on your financial need.

Need more information or help,

please contact us at 714.332.1200 

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