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Manuela Marin, LMHC

Relationships Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes
Video Phone Messaging

About me

Hi! My name is Manuela and I am a licensed mental health counselor in Florida. I am passionate about helping individuals unpack and work through some of the things that keep them stuck in negative cycles.

Sometimes it feels like you are making progress but then take a few steps back. While this is part of our growth, it can bring feelings of frustration, irritability, guilt, shame, and other emotions accompanied with the belief that things will never change or that you can’t change.​ This sometimes will lead to depression and just a general dissatisfaction with life. You feel like you’ve lost your spark.

​Let’s dig deep, and unpack the stories you are telling yourself about yourself and about others. Let’s work on getting you to a place where you can see things clearly and are able to own your emotions…not let them own you.

​This stuff can be so hard! Some of us live our lives carrying hurt and pain that we have never shared with another person. Or perhaps you tried to share it and were minimized or dismissed. That hurt won’t heal if you keep it all inside and never confront it. We cannot heal what remains hidden.

​I am also able to integrate faith in our work together if this is something you would like. When utilizing a faith-based approach, I combine psychological perspectives with wisdom found throughout Scripture only when it is relevant and appropriate to your circumstance.

Reaching out for help takes so much courage and vulnerability, and it can be really scary. I want you to know that when we work together, I will do everything in my power to create a sense of safety and trust so that you feel comfortable bringing all of your "stuff" to our sessions. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you. Let’s work on figuring out those hard places where you seem to get stuck and tackle those together.

I look forward to working with you!

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Relationships Family conflicts Self esteem, Motivation Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Career difficulties, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment issues, Codependency, Communication problems, Control issues, Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Life purpose, Post-traumatic stress, Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Messaging

License information

FL LMHC MH16859

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Manuela Marin. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

To say that Manuela has been a huge blessing in my life is an understatement. I'm grateful I was paired with her because her listening ear, encouragement, practical tools, and calm demeanor has helped to bring so much peace back into my life. I have been gaining knowledge about myself, learning how to healthily handle my emotions and reactions to others in my life, and I'm working toward becoming the best version of myself. Her encouragement in our shared faith has also helped me remember who I am in Christ and how to focus on keeping HIs peace and joy in my heart. I would highly, highly recommend Manuela to anyone struggling with relationship struggles. I'm closer with the people most important to me because she has helped me learn how to communicate in a healthy way and how to release what is out of my control. 10/10

Written on Apr 10, 2024 after therapy with Manuela for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

She’s incredible thoughtful, easy to talk with, and super polite. Highly recommended

Written on Mar 27, 2024 after therapy with Manuela for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Manuela is the best therapist I’ve ever had. I’ve had 6 other therapists. She is the best. I know it might seem unusual to compare psychologists, but that’s how good she is. She has been there while I’ve overcome depression, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, and relationship anxiety. She is kind, thoughtful, attentive, and honest. Her humor and keen mind are hidden superpowers that she uses to keep her client (me) at ease. I can’t say enough good things about my experience with her. If she had the time, she should be everyone’s therapist for at least a few weeks. It would change society for the better. I am beyond impressed.

Written on Feb 20, 2024 after therapy with Manuela for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Manuela is an amazing therapist and I strongly recommend her. She is always punctual to each session. She listens and always offer sound advice.

Written on Jan 26, 2024 after therapy with Manuela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Manuela has been nothing but Amazing - She listens, comprehends me extremely well, understands what is it that I need, and I love that she is working with me and towards my emotional and mental health. It’s almost like we’re fighting this together. I couldn’t have asked for a better therapist.

Written on Dec 18, 2023 after therapy with Manuela for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

One of the best therapists I've ever had

Written on Nov 10, 2023 after therapy with Manuela for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and adhd