About Curious Purpose

I believe healing comes from a positive connection where each person involved has an essential part in moving the journey forward. I encourage those I work with to develop their voice and strengths. Whether individually, as a family, or in a group, my clients often find that we laugh and find joy together as we navigate growth and challenges.

About Me

Marian Formanes

Marian Formanes, LMFT, ATR


I'm a licensed marriage and family therapist and registered art therapist who guides people towards living a more authentic life through genuine connection. 

For self-care, I enjoy learning new ways to create, singing along to musicals, and taking lots of pictures of my pets doing cute things.


  • Residential and rehab facilities

  • Medical/Hospital

  • Schools -- special education, charter, nonpublic, and college

  • Private practice 


  • Masters in Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy, Phillips Graduate Institute

  • Bachelor of Arts in Art History with a minor in Film Studies, University of California San Diego 


  • LMFT #100892

  • ATR #18-337


There is no normal life that is free of pain. It's the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth.

- Fred Rogers