Acuity Counseling Therapist Bio

 

Marcella Oreta, MS, LMFTA

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Marcella Oreta, MS, LMFTA 

Individual and Couples Therapist

Bilingual in Portuguese

Marcella has a passion for working with people, from teen years to adulthood and through the challenges of relationships. Each stage of life presents unique challenges and Marcella seeks to meet you where you are today, to help you create the future you are hoping for. She puts a strong emphasis on joining in with you in the journey of therapy to ensure you are not traveling alone.

Working with Young Adults & Individuals
Becoming an adult is challenging under the best of circumstances, especially as you balance leaving adolescence and learning about adulthood. Perhaps too many changes are creating new stress you did not anticipate. Maybe adulthood is not what you imagined. Or the disconnect is creating questions about your purpose or identity as an adult. Marcella will help you build skills for managing challenging times and will support you in exploring who you are. She is eager to join your journey toward self-discovery, self-love, and a life filled with purpose and meaningful relationships where your values, dreams, and reality are all aligned.

Working with Body Image or Disorder Eating
The relationship we have with ourselves and our body is a relationship we will have for our entire lives. Trauma, societal expectations, and early messages surrounding food and our body deeply impact the relationship we have with our body. Marcella will help you identify negative narratives about your body and replace them with self-compassionate narratives through Health-At-Every-Size and mindfulness-based techniques to repair your relationship with your body and food.

Working with Couples
Do you feel as though you and your partner have the same conversation or argument, time and time again without resolution? Perhaps you are wanting to take your relationship to the next level but are unsure about how to get past the barriers you’re currently facing. Or maybe traumatic experiences from previous  relationships are resurfacing in your current relationship. Every couple deserves to be in a happy, healthy relationship – by using core interventions from Gottman method, Emotion-Focused Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. Marcella will support your relationship toward productive conversations, increased connection, and shared meaning.

How I can Help
As a systems therapist, Marcella aims to see you as a whole person;  understanding how your early relationships, marginalized identities and  experiences impact your life today.  Marcella uses an integrative approach of DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and Experiential Therapy to provide you with new skills to help create healthy experiences that match your values. As an intersectional-feminist therapist, a Latina, and proud daughter of immigrant parents, Marcella has a passion for deconstructing oppressive narratives and systems that impact our daily lives.

Areas of Specialization 

  • Improving teen self-esteem, body image concerns/eating disorders, identity development and trauma
  • Helping adults with anxiety, depression and personal growth
  • Specialized training to support couples in repairing and improving their relationship.

Call 206-910-9476 to schedule an appointment or if you have questions about my counseling services.

Counselors and Therapists

Meet the Acuity Counseling Clinical Team

Each therapist at Acuity Counseling has their own unique specialty and populations they enjoy working with. Below you can get to know each of our therapists by reading their full biography and viewing their introduction video.

If you’re not sure which counselor will be the right fit for you, our Client Care Coordinator can help you decide who is best suited to help you reach your goals. To schedule an appointment or a free 15 min. phone consultation, please email scheduling@acuitycounseling.net or call 206-910-9476.

Colleen Hilton

Colleen Hilton

MA, LMFT

Founder and CEO

Maggie Rodriguez

Maggie Rodriguez

MA, LMFT

Chief Clinical Officer
Individual & Couples Therapist

Portia Bajwa

Portia Bajwa

MSW, LICSWA, MHP

Individual Therapist

Lisa Dean

Lisa Dean

MS, LMFT, RPT

Child, Teen & Adult Therapist

Zach Dungca

Zach Dungca

MA, LMFT, MHIMCP

Individual, Couples and Child
Therapist

Evey Duran

Evey Duran

MS, LMFT

Individual and Teen Therapist

Rachel Frank

Rachel Frank

MS, LMHC

Individual and Family
Therapist

Janelle Hamann

Janelle Hamann

MA, LMHC

Individual & Couples Therapist

Jillian Nichols

Jillian Nichols

MS, LMHC, NCC

Individual Adult
& Teen Therapist

Marcella Oreta

Marcella Oreta

MS, LMFTA

Individual & Couples Therapist

Shea Robinson

Shea Robinson

MA, LMHCA

Individual &
Adolescent Therapist

Daley Ruthven

Daley Ruthven

MA, LMHCA

Individual and Couples
Therapist

Beth Sanders

Beth Sanders

MA, LMHC

Individual and Couples
Therapist

Hannah Tanaka

Hannah Tanaka

MA, LMFT

Individual and Relationship
Therapist

Diana Tilson

Diana Tilson

MSW, LICSW

Individual Therapist

Mike Washington

Mike Washington

MA, LICSWA

Individual Therapist

Cassandra Wilson

Cassandra Wilson

MA, LMHC

Individual Therapist

Julia Williams

Julia Williams

MA, LMHCA

Individual, Couple & Trauma
Therapist

Katelyn Yam

Katelyn Yam

MAED, LMHC, NCC

Individual and Trauma Therapist

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