Marcella Freeman

(LCSW)

About Me

Hi. My name is Marcella. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the state of Florida. I love the work I do, and love helping people feel better about who they are and assisting them in accomplishing any goals that enhance their lives.

I have 15 years of counseling experience. I have worked in several modalities including individual, couples, family and group settings. I have worked with individuals that are struggling with anxiety, depression, addictions, grief, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, and anger management, to name a few. I am an empathetic, compassionate, and client-centered counselor. I use an eclectic style of therapy as this aids me in treating each person as an individual. In my experience, oftentimes, people just need to learn better coping strategies or discard negative and inaccurate beliefs about themselves. I have worked with many individuals that have struggled with addiction, abuse, trauma, and grief. I like to start the process where each person is comfortable, whether that be learning better coping strategies, or doing grief and trauma work.

The most difficult part in any process is the first step. If you have sought our services, you have taken the first courageous and difficult step in your journey. I am here to help you reach your goals and begin to live a more satisfying and rewarding life.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #11437 (Expires: 2021-03-01)


Reviews

Written by G.I. on Jun 29, 2020 after counseling with Marcella for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger management

I have been seeing Marcella for about a year a half now, every week religiously. She has completely changed my life. I would gladly recommend Marcella’s services along with BetterHelp’s. I could not be more grateful for both.

Written by C.Y. on May 30, 2020 after counseling with Marcella for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

I think Marcella is extremely intelligent and professional. She has helped me too much.

Written by K.A. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Marcella for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Marcella is a great listener and provides me the extra confidence I need to make new mental habits. Her positive reinforcement and real world analogies give me valuable guidance to help abandon old toxic neural pathways and replace them with rewarding and sustainable neural pathways. Thank you for leading me to my better mentality and guiding me to pave my path for sustained happiness.

Written by A.M. on Mar 09, 2020 after counseling with Marcella for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

Marcella has truly saved my life. When I feel like I have lost all hope and really have nowhere to turn, I know I can send her a message or set up a call and she is there with a listening ear. I look up to her greatly and love how she has helped remember that faith can play a role in helping through difficult times. When I think I've lost sight of my faith, Marcella helps remind me prayer is always an option. I don't know what I would be doing now without having such a great relationship with my counselor.

Written by G.A. on Feb 25, 2020 after counseling with Marcella for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Marcella Freeman has helped me in ways that no other therapist of mine ever has, both in-person and here on BetterHelp. She’s brought me to a point where I have more confidence in myself and in my abilities. She’s someone I can truly rely on to just listen to me and guide me down the right path. I recognize that she may not be for everyone because I can see why her way of doing things may not be liked by everyone, but she works wonders for me.

Written by Y.O. on Feb 20, 2020 after counseling with Marcella for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Marcella is amazing! Such a great listener. Puts me at ease and helps me see the reality of my situation and how to manage certain aspects of it. Love her!

Written by J.U. on Jan 18, 2020 after counseling with Marcella for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Marcella continues to offer a level of support and trustworthiness that I’ve not experienced much in my personal life. She has been extremely consistent and reliable and I feel as though I’m never going to have to deal with any issues I have in isolation. She’s always there to support me.

Written by C.H. on Oct 14, 2019 after counseling with Marcella for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

Marcella Freeman is a wonderful human being and counselor with great experience. She listens well and gives appropriate advice on how to take the next steps in life. I would highly recommend her as a counselor.

Written by L.I. on Mar 19, 2019 after counseling with Marcella for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and adhd

Marcella is AMAZING! Extremely knowledgable, patient and kind. She's been of GREAT help to me and I am SO appreciative!

Written by R.I. on Feb 12, 2019 after counseling with Marcella for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Marcella is awesome!! Love her experience

Written by J.E. on Feb 07, 2019 after counseling with Marcella for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

I absolutely love Marcella, I came to her with a mile long of questions, issues and concerns and the help she has given me has been life-changing.

Written by D.I. on Jan 30, 2019 after counseling with Marcella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Marcella has been great so far! She is knowledgeable about the types of issues I am facing and receptor my concerns. She always responds to my emails in a timely manner. I look forward to continuing work with her.

Written by D.E. on Dec 03, 2018 after counseling with Marcella for 2 weeks

Marcella has been a wonderful resource to me. She is knowledgeable, responsive and kind. I appreciate her help through difficult topics.

Written by M.A. on Nov 24, 2018 after counseling with Marcella for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and self esteem

Marcella has been great! She quickly identify the root of most of my issues and offered me the tools to practice from within our first couple interactions. I've been using them since and have already seen a drastic improvement in my self-confidence, my relationships with others, and a great reduction in my depression symptoms. Getting to work with her has truly been an incredible stroke of good fortune.