Marcella Cox

MS, LMFT, CEDS, CDWF, Certified IFS Therapist, Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher & RYT

Marcella Cox

MS, LMFT, CEDS, CDWF, Certified IFS Therapist, Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher & RYT

Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Secondary Credential: Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, Certified Daring Way Facilitator, Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher, Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) - 130768
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Free 15 minute consultation to explore your options for help.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


San Carlos, California 94070
Los Angeles, California 90024

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My Approach to Helping

I believe that people possess inner strength and wisdom, allowing them to change and heal. My goal as a therapist is to help clients discover their true potential and lead a life of greater ease, fulfillment and meaning. My integrative approach to therapy brings together mindfulness, acceptance, compassion and attachment-based therapies to help clients gain self-awareness, insight, and new ways of relating to themselves, others and situations.

More Info About My Practice

Session Length
Individual sessions typically run 50 minutes. Although the first session may be 60-75 minutes in order to gather history, answer questions, and figure out goals for working together. The length of time in treatment can vary, depending on your goals, motivation, and needs.

Payment is due at the beginning of each session. I accept cash and most major credit cards.

My rates are comparable to other Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists in the area. Please contact me to inquire.

Currently I am not on any insurance panels, but I am able to provide you with information that can be submitted to your insurance company for potential out-of-network reimbursement.

48-Hour Cancellation Policy
I maintain a 48-hour cancellation rescheduling fee policy. You will be responsible for the entire session fee if cancellation rescheduling is within 48 hours of your appointment time.

Telephone Availability and Emergencies
I respond to calls within 24 hours during regular business hours (Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Pacific). In case of emergencies, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. If you are not in immediate danger but need to speak to someone urgently, please contact the 24 Hour Crisis Hotline (800) 273-TALK(8255) or (650) 579-0350.

For a phone consultation, please contact me.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I support clients to:
- reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety or stress
- improve relationships and decrease conflict
- enhance parenting skills and improve family functioning
- make peace with their inner critic and reduce perfectionism
- work through grief and loss
- heal past trauma
- navigate life's transitions and achieve personal growth

I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) snd Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist and I specialize in helping women overcome eating, food, weight, exercise, perfectionism and body image issues. Whether you are in recovery from disordered eating engaging in excessive exercise or other compulsive and compensatory behaviors, I can support you to work through the underlying issues related to food, eating, body image and weight, as well as assist you in building the coping skills to help keep you on the road to recovery. Recovery is a process of self-discovery and befriending yourself. Full recovery is possible

Services I Provide

  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Trauma, Relationship Issues

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Body Image
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family Problems
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inadequacy
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Love
  • Shame
  • Stress
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Body-Mind Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parent Work
  • Positive Psychology
  • Yoga Therapy
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