Hi. My name is Marcella. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. I love the work I do and love helping people feel better about who they are and assisting them in accomplishing any goals that enhance their lives.
I have 15 years of counseling experience. I have worked in several modalities including individual, couples, family and group settings. I have worked with individuals that are struggling with anxiety, depression, addictions, grief, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anger management, to name a few. I am an empathetic, compassionate, and client-centered counselor. I use an eclectic style of therapy as this aids me in treating each person as an individual. In my experience, oftentimes, people just need to learn better coping strategies or discard negative and inaccurate beliefs about themselves. I have worked with many individuals that have struggled with addiction, abuse, trauma, and grief. I like to start the process where each person is comfortable, whether that be learning better coping strategies, or doing grief and trauma work.
I have also been a Christian for many years and love to incorporate Biblical principles into the counseling process. I believe that Jesus Christ is the great physician, and with Him in the center we can accomplish all things!
The most difficult part in any process is the first step. If you have sought our services, you have taken the first courageous and difficult step in your journey. I am here to help you reach your goals and begin to live a more satisfying and rewarding life.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Family of Origin Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Women's Issues Read more...
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #11437 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
Marcella is a gift of a person and counselor for every circumstance I’ve needed help navigating over the past year. She has helped me navigate family relationships, heated conflict, boundaries, understanding and forgiving myself for my own behavior, and navigating grief in miscarriage. I wish I could send so many friends to her for godly, wise counsel! Her words are always kind, gracious and honest while fully pointing me back to Jesus. She is also very practical in giving advice for boundary setting for example, and encouraging me to come up with my own conclusions, decisions etc so she I’m not leaving our sessions with “well marcela said” in my mind but more, knowledge of how to process a situation well and tools to speak well in conflict. I’m so grateful for Marcella!!!
Marcella is a kind, gentle, compassionate soul. I love her as my therapist and on the phone friend. She is always spot on when it comes to my feelings, especially if I’m quiet and don’t talk. I wouldn’t want any other therapist.
Marcella exudes empathy. She taps into the spots that need renewing. She has transformed my thinking and changed how I view myself. I respect her so much!
Marcella is an angel. She truly understands me, which is hard to do.
Great counselor, really listens and cares. Definitely reccomend.
Miss Marcella is very special. She listens without judgement, she makes you think for yourself, she makes you get to the root of a feeling or problem. I always feel clearer after our hour together.
Marcella is an amazing counselor and woman of god! She listens very well and gives great advice and always offers a number of different coping skills and scinerios for advice that make you feel hopeful instead of helpless about facing your issues. She is truly empathetic and helpful and such a delight to be able to work with.
She understands what I’m going through. Once she understood I’m young and spastic she started talking to me in a way where it’s more friendly instead of professional. She gives me solutions and motivations on days where I don’t have any. I respect her opinion.
Marcella has been so helpful. I have learned so much from her.
Kind, understanding, thorough and brings a lot of Spiritual examples that have helped me and that I am able to relate to. I have been blessed to have had Ms. Freeman as my counselor. May God bless her immensely for her desire to help others.