Marcella  Haro

Marcella Haro

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
California Accepting Online
Updated October 12, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders & disordered eating

Professional statement

Marcella Haro is a psychotherapist in East Hollywood, CA. She works with adults of all ages from young adults to those in their fifties and beyond. Many of Marcella’s clients come in to address their struggles with anxiety, depression, and the ways in which they cope that may be getting in the way of living a fulfilled life such as substance use, unhealthy relationships, and disordered eating.

Marcella is trained in psychodynamic therapy and psychoanalytic therapy. Her aim is to help her clients identify unconscious motivations for repeating unhealthy patterns that contribute to their anxiety and depression, and a tendency to turn to coping skills that are harmful in the long term. In session, Marcella focuses on exploring thoughts and beliefs and how these came to be. She believes that getting to the heart of the matter provides relief that goes beyond merely teaching coping skills. This approach allows clients to be able to let go of situations that no longer serve them, notice greater agency in their life decisions, and reduce their feelings of stress and guilt.

Marcella's style is challenging, non-judgmental, and thought-provoking. When clients first start therapy, she creates space to allow them to tell their story and their understanding of it.

Marcella received her MA from Antioch University. She has worked at Valley Community Counseling Clinic where she gained additional training on working with the unconscious. Outside of private practice, Marcella is an avid reader and patron of the arts. Marcella currently offers telehealth sessions only.


Message to clients

I understand the frustration of finding a therapist for either the first time (not knowing how it all works, what to expect) or a new therapist after a hiatus or a disappointing experience with someone in the past. Whether you are new to this process or are wanting to begin anew, I want to acknowledge your desire to live a happier, more fulfilling life.

What I provide is a relational experience that cannot be substituted by a book, a tweet, or a meme. What we will work on together in our sessions is experiential and cannot be "googled". Coping skills can be useful in the short term but if you are seeking a fundamental shift and change, getting to the root of what is behind your anxiety and depression is key.

The process of therapy is not easy. Sometimes you will leave our sessions feeling worse because you may start to uncover things about yourself or others that you have not wanted to admit, remember, or acknowledge. Continuing to push down your feelings does not work (even if at times it has felt to work) and can eventually lead to physical symptoms or gets in the way of career and relationships. I will be there with you to unpack your feelings and emotions without judgement but with curiosity.


Specialties

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Eating disorders & disordered eating - Reducing unhealthy eating patterns, beliefs, and behaviors, such as restricting, purging, and binging; healing the emotional pain surrounding disordered eating




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Marcella Haro is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $185 (50min)
  • Initial session: $185 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Marcella Haro Psychotherapy, Therapist, 2017 - Present

Antioch University, MA Clinical Psychology, 2018


Licensure

California: 122922


Languages

English