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

Telehealth Available
Professions: 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 Francisco, California 94115
Los Angeles, California 90025

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My Approach to Helping

Marcella Cox is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in treating eating disorders in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the Founder and Clinical Director of Kindful Body. Kindful Body is a collaboration of experienced eating disorder clinicians dedicated to providing compassionate, trauma-informed care. We provide in-person and online counseling in California for those wanting to recover from disordered eating and body shame.

Our mission at Kindful Body is to help clients heal the parts of themselves that keep them stuck in their disordered eating behaviors, so they can make the changes they desire to live with more balance, authenticity, and ease.

To fulfill our mission, we believe it is essential to address behavioral change as well as underlying issues. Overcoming these struggles can provide opportunities for growth and to discover new strengths. Learning to be more self-compassionate is key for recovery, as well as for mental health and well-being.

Helping improve the quality of our clients’ relationships with themselves and others ultimately improves the quality of their lives. Kindful Body's non-pathologizing, integrative approach is informed by Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindful Self-Compassion, Brené Brown’s Shame Resilience Theory, Intuitive Eating, and Health At Every Size®

More Info About My Practice

We help adults transform their relationships with food and their body so they can live happy, healthy lives.

Food and movement are all around us and our bodies need both to survive. But you know what it feels like to have a simple candy bowl ruin your day and completely steal your focus. Your day can be awesome or terrible based on the number you see on the scale. We get it.

Whether you are an emotional eater, struggle to love your body, or have an eating disorder, we can help.

We know it can be difficult to find an eating disorder therapist near you that can work within your life and your schedule. We offer secure online counseling sessions with trained eating disorder specialists throughout California. Whether you just can’t get across town in traffic, are going to college in California, or you live in a rural area, we are here to help.

Learn more about specialties including eating disorders, emotional and binge eating disorder, college students with eating disorders, anxiety, trauma, and online eating disorder treatment.

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

Kindful Body's specialties include:
- Online eating disorder counseling and treatment in California
- In-person and online therapy to overcome emotional and binge eating
- In-person eating disorder treatment in San Francisco Bay Area
- Online eating disorder counseling for college students in California

Services I Provide

  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Eating Disorders, Anxiety, 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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