Marcela Atayde

LCSW

About Me

I am a licensed clinical social worker and I have provided direct clinical services to all age groups, (including 0-5) for the past 19 years. I have also coordinated research studies, worked in fields related to HIV/AIDS, and served the LGBTQI+ community. Last year, I worked at the US border welcoming the first wave of thousands of unaccompanied minors, where I was reminded about resiliency.
I welcome people from all walks of life and love learning from every client I serve.

I was born in Mexico City and grew up in Michoacán, Mexico until the age of 17. I am fluent in English, Spanish and ‘Spanglish’. I have lived in Mexico, California, Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico, providing mental health services to diverse populations in all settings.

My training is rooted in a humanistic-experiential approach, which is a holistic approach that focuses on free will, human potential, and self-discovery. Everyone has their own unique way of looking at the world, and I respect who you are. I believe that we all deserve unconditional positive regard.

Being your true self is the key to lead the most fulfilling life possible and, in my practice, I offer a safe, warm, and accepting space to express yourself. I believe you are the expert of your life, and I support your desire to feel heard and understood. Your emotional well-being is my priority.

Let’s schedule a time to consult about how I may be able to help you solve your current problem. I hope to be able to guide you in finding permanent solutions to whatever is troubling you right now. Let's get started!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Existential Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 19

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

CO LCSW CSW.09924948


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Marcela Atayde . 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.

Written by M.A. on Sep 08, 2022 after therapy with Marcela for 4 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Great person, she makes it really easy to talk and get things out that you need. Not everything is so serious she knows when to joke and make light of things. 10/10 would recommend

Written by S.A. on Sep 06, 2022 after therapy with Marcela for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Marcela is easy to talk to and has a positive outlook on life ! I’ve been enjoying my sessions with Marcela and look forward to growing with the help of therapy!

Written by A.D. on Aug 24, 2022 after therapy with Marcela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I’ve had a few sessions with Marcela and it is the first time I ever felt heard and validated by a therapist. Since then I have gained more confidence in my healing journey and feel really excited to continue on.
I would recommend Marcela without a doubt!

Written by L.E. on Aug 24, 2022 after therapy with Marcela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Amo la atención que me da y la seguridad y confianza que me transmite.❤️

Written by N.A. on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Marcela for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I wish it was possible to keep my therapist for long term. I love her so much!

Work with me!