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.
• 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)
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
VA Psychologist 0810007195
FL Psychologist PY10641
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
Love working with Dr. Meijia! She has been a great help to me in battling depression with CBT techniques.
Written on Apr 17, 2023 after therapy with Marcela for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Dr. Mejia has been wonderful! She has helped me so much during a hard time of my life. She has been caring, thoughtful and professional.
I am so grateful I have found her!
Written on Apr 05, 2023 after therapy with Marcela for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and adhd
I really enjoy my sessions with Dr. Mejia. She helps me think about things from another perspective or to think about aspects of a situation that I haven't considered yet. She has helped me a lot with my personal growth and growth with my husband. I highly recommend her support and services.
Written on Mar 09, 2023 after therapy with Marcela for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem
Dr. Mejia is a great listener and offers useful support. She's flexible and willing to meet the patient where they are. Very compassionate.
Written on Feb 22, 2023 after therapy with Marcela for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd