About Therapist Ethel

EthelMy mission is to help you find your pathway to discovery and empowerment. I have devoted myself to helping people find meaning in what they do and how they live.

Ethel Mostrel, LMFT

Hi, my name is Ethel Mostrel  and a therapist at Women’s Therapy Institute. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 20 years of experience in the field of individual and couples counseling. Over the entire course of my professional career, I have helped countless of individuals and couples through the toughest times via my work through universities, hospitals, and private practice.

I believe challenging life problems and relationship conflicts that, if ignored or mishandled, can generate anxious or depressed moods; contribute to substance use; impede personal and professional growth; and diminish relationship satisfaction and the ultimate goal of well-being.

It might sound a bit nerdy. My theoretical orientation and treatment modalities are CBT, DBT, Family Systems, and Psychodynamics.  Many are also considering me as a relationship expert.

Please excuse the quality of this video as we made this via Zoom during the pandemic.

Academic Background:
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, The California Graduate Institute, Los Angeles
Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology, The New School for Social Research, New York


English and Portuguese


Depression, anxiety, marriage & relationship issues, life transitions, grief & loss, work-life balance, parenting, addiction & codependency, divorce and blended family, trauma (big T or little T), emotional regulation, Increase EQ, and finding meaning.


Therapist Ethel is logical, and a sharp thinker.  She is not the “Um hmm” kind of therapist. She is very pragmatic and cuts to the chase.  If you want someone direct, she is the right therapist for you. She can see client with any religious background and sexuality identification.

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