• Marena Passarelli, LPC

    Independent Practitioner

    Licensed Professional Counselor

    Marena is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Oregon, and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington. Marena completed her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from Portland State University, and then completed her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Palo Alto University. Through her education and beyond, Marena has worked in eating disorder residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care.

    Marena highly values honoring each person’s journey and story while providing services to individuals struggling with eating disorders, body dysmorphia, anxiety, trauma, new and/or stressful transitions, and adversity. She also works with clients struggling with a sense of self/identity, difficulty communicating, and lack of connection. Marena’s work stems 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 and self-compassion. It is also her belief that these same ways support clients struggling with body image, anxiety, relationships, emotion regulation, and so much more.

    Marena’s clinical approach focuses on fostering healing through authenticity, building connection, and shame resilience; and specifically works through the feminist theory lens. Self-compassion, self-worth, radical acceptance, and mindfulness are core components to Marena’s approach, while also incorporating evidence-based practices such as DBT, CBT, and Psychodynamic Therapy.

    Marena was born and raised in Portland, OR. She enjoys traveling, cooking/baking, reading, yoga, jogging, hiking, and spending time with her cat.


    Rates & Insurance


    Marena is in-network with:

    • BCBS
    • Aetna
    • Pacific Source
    • First Choice
    • Providence
    • Kaiser

    Marena is currently in the process of getting paneled with the following insurance:


    • Intake Session (Initial Consult) – 60 min session – $200
    • Individual Therapy – 50 min Therapy session – $175

    Self Pay Option

    If you prefer to pay out of pocket, MindTree accepts all payments from all major credit cards, checks, cash, or HSA ( Health Savings Account). The following rates apply to self-pay clients.

    • Intake Session (Initial Consult) – 60 min session – $200
    • Individual Therapy – 50 min Therapy session – $175

    OON (Out of Network)

    If you have an insurance plan which Marena does not accept, we can help you for possible reimbursement from your insurance provider. Necessary documentation (Counseling only) will be provided to submit your sessions to your insurance companies. If you like to use your OON benefits and have out of network mental health coverage, we are able to bill your sessions directly to your insurance company. Please be aware of your out of network mental health benefits before scheduling. We encourage you to call your carrier to find out your OON benefits.

    Please check your out of network coverage carefully by asking the following questions to your insurance company:

    • Do I have mental health insurance benefits?
    • What is the coverage amount per session?
    • How many sessions are covered?
    • Do my benefits cover sessions with an Out of Network Provider?