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Molly Burrets

Dr. Burrets works with individuals, couples, and families to understand and address a broad range of mental health concerns, including mood and personality disorders, trauma, sexual identity and orientation, bereavement, and romantic relationship functioning. Her research has focused on the impact of stress on marital satisfaction, evidence based cross-cultural assessment, and couple therapy process and outcome.

Dr. Burrets was the recipient of Northwestern University's Award For Clinical Excellence (2013), Texas A&M University's Distinguished Student Clinical Practice Award (2012), and the University of Buffalo President's Award for the Pursuit of Intellectual Breadth and Knowledge (2001).

Professional Interests
  • Couple therapy process and outcome
  • Evidence based cross-cultural assessment
  • Infidelity
  • Treatment of military sexual trauma
  • Individual and family effects of PTSD in military and veteran populations
  • Training approaches and supervision for family/couple therapists
Education and Certifications

Degrees, Professional Licenses, Certifications, and Honors

  • 2013 Award for Clinical Excellence, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • 2012 Distinguished Student Clinical Practice Award, Texas A&M University Psychology Department    
  • 2001 President’s Award for Pursuit of Intellectual Breadth & Knowledge, State University of New York at Buffalo


Professional and Honorary Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • Los Angeles County Psychological Association
  • San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association
  • Clinical Interviewing
  • Couple Therapy
  • Professional Roles
Scholarship and Contributions to the Field
  • DiRocco, A., Liu, L., Burrets, M. (2020). "Enhancing dialectical behavior therapy for the treatment of bipolar disorder." Psychiatric Quarterly, 91, 629-654.
  • Gasbarrini, M.F., Snyder, D.K., Iafrate, R., Bertoni, A., Donato, S, & Margola, D. (2015). "Investigating the relation between shared stressors and marital satisfaction: The moderating effects of dyadic coping and communication." Family Science, 6, 143-149.
  • Gasbarrini, M. F., & Snyder, D. K. (2011). "Affective reconstruction: An integrative couple treatment applied to parental bereavement.  In D. K. Carson & M. Casado-Kehoe (Eds.)." Adventures in couples therapy: A theory-based case study approach (pp. 345-356). New York, NY: Routledge.