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About Marcela


I have been working as a birth doula in Austin since 1998.

I hold a  bachelor’s degree in Transpersonal Psychology from Naropa University in Boulder, CO.  It was there where I received my foundation in holistic health which continues to inspire and excite me.

For many years I was a registered massage therapist. My bodywork training includes massage for the childbearing year, and study in a modality called Biodynamic Craniosacral Bodywork.  That aspect of my practice is not currently active.

Currently, I am working on completing a master’s degree in Counseling from St. Edward’s University, with an August 2017 graduation date.  My interest is in attachment, trauma, post -partum depression, and early parenting.

My training with Birthing From Within helped enhance my view of the childbearing year and beyond. I led childbirth preparation courses for years, including with groups and private individual clients.

I look forward to being a psychotherapist and offering individual and group counseling, as well as workshops.