Marena Passarelli

Licensed Professional Counselor

It is my goal to help you reconnect with yourself and with others through self-exploration and acceptance. I aim to bring humor to building rapport, while maintaining a warm, curious, and non-judgmental stance.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Individual Therapy

My Approach

My overall goal is to help you be authentically you, set and hold appropriate boundaries for yourself, and feel connected. I work from the belief that a fully recovered life from an eating disorder is possible for any individual through exploration, personal narratives, and strengthening a sense of worthiness. I also believe that these same ways help clients struggling with body liberation/body image, anxiety, relationships, emotion regulation, and more. I value honoring each person’s journey and story. My clinical approach includes building connection, and shame resilience, to foster healing. I incorporate evidence-based practices like DBT, CBT, and Emotion Focused Therapy, while also being collaborative and client-centered.

My Background

I have worked in various treatment settings, including residential and intensive treatment for eating disorders and community/school mental health. I am passionate about treating individuals impacted by eating disorders, body image struggles, anxiety, and those struggling with emotion regulation. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (#C5559), registered with the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists; and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (#LH61032464), registered with the Washington Department of Health.

Insurance Plans Accepted

  • Regence BC/BS


  • (971)373-6218
  • Website
  • 1977 NW Overton Street, Suite D
    Portland, OR 97209

At a Glance

  • Experience: 4 Year(s) of Practice
  • Neighborhood: Alphabet District

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