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Dr. Marcela Mejia, Psychologist

Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression
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About me

There are times in life when we face personal, professional, or relationship challenges that can leave us feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about ourselves or our choices.

Hello, I am Dr. Marcela Mejia, a bilingual (Spanish/English) Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Florida and Virginia. I have been working in the field of clinical psychology, for over 25 years. Working in both clinic and private practice settings; I have extensive experience with an array of populations and their mental health challenges.

I specialize in helping adolescents and adults understand and manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma related issues. It is my experience that the best results come when a therapist and client work as a team, focusing on specific goals. It is the therapeutic alliance that brings healing and helps to create momentum to accomplish your goals.

It is essential that you find a psychotherapist with whom you feel comfortable discussing the important details of your life.

I am committed to providing a nurturing environment and helping you develop coping skills so you can unlock your creativity and thrive, becoming the best version of yourself.

I have extensive training in a range of modalities including, cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, strength-based, mindfulness-based, and humanistic therapies, and motivational Interviewing. I focus on each individual holistically, studying your point of view at all stages of the treatment through assessment of your current emotional and mental state.

I offer my knowledge, experience, and expertise to help you find peace of mind, unload your suffering and pain, renew your sense of hope and freedom, and make healthy choices to move toward a full, authentic, and harmonious life. I find my work deeply rewarding and I look forward to the opportunity to work with you. 

Congratulations on your decision to take charge of your life and be who you are. I appreciate your courage and look forward to assisting you on this journey. You don't have to do this alone.

specialties:
• Depression
• Anxiety / Stress
• Trauma and PTSD
• Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
• Anger management & Communication
• Relationship issues
• Grief / Loss
• Drug and Alcohol Addiction / Abuse
• Coping with Life transitions (i.e., divorce, becoming a care giver, job loss, re-establishment sense of self / identity)

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Addictions Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Body image, Cancer, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Social anxiety and phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

Languages

EnglishSpanish

License information

FL Psychologist PY10641

VA Psychologist 0810007195

Reviews

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Dr Mejia is an exceptional therapist! She has helped me immensely!! Highly recommend her!

Written on Feb 22, 2024 after therapy with Marcela for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Very happy with Dr Mejia, she provides great guidance on challenges I am facing, makes me understand situations and guides me towards solutions.

Written on Feb 13, 2024 after therapy with Marcela for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Dr Mejia is definitely the best therapist I ever had. She is very understanding, compassionate and very helpful. I feel hopeful for the first time in a while.

Written on Jan 29, 2024 after therapy with Marcela for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Dr. Mejia is kind and understanding. She offers constructive feedback and helpful suggestions.

Written on Jan 25, 2024 after therapy with Marcela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Dr. Meijia is sympathetic and very helpful. She’s easy to work with and insightful. I’ve found her easy to work with. I couldn’t be more pleased to work with her.

Written on Aug 17, 2023 after therapy with Marcela for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Dr. Mejía has made me feel heard and understood in a very real way. She has given me a lot of tools for working on my struggles and she is not afraid to point out the obvious. She is very kind and comforting. I feel that she remembers past discussions and makes connections I probably disregarded before. One thing I have liked the most of our sessions is being able to have them in Spanish. I have had an easier time expressing my inner thoughts that way. Dr. Mejía is a real professional at what she does and is a great person to talk to.

Written on May 28, 2023 after therapy with Marcela for 2 months 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, compassion fatigue, and adhd