Psychotherapy in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

I am a psychotherapist, and I work with people open for  

a better understanding of themselves,

their relationships and the problems in their lives.

I also see couples engaged in intimate and honest conversations,

and families finding ways of solving their conflicts for a better every day. 

My office is in Oslo, and I also offer online therapy

for those who cannot meet me ‘face-to-face’.

Please feel free to contact me if you need any further information.

Psychotherapy is for anyone who is feeling the need for support from a professional.  It is a way to expand the knowledge you have about yourself and help you deal with painful issues and problems in your life.

  • Are in search for self-development

  • Want to make sense of the emotional and practical aspects of settling in a new country

  • Wish to have more confidence in yourself and in your abilities

  • Are having relationship problems with your partner, a family member, a friend or a co-worker

  • Are struggling to make a decision

  • Are facing challenges in the workplace that seem overwhelming

  • Feel that stress, anger or anxiety are impacting your health and relationships 

  • Are consumed by the feeling of sadness and life has no meaning anymore

  • Have goals and dreams for your future, but you don’t know how to achieve them

Although some reasons are more common than others, there is not a right or wrong reason for seeking therapy. If you feel that you could benefit from psychotherapy, feel free to make an appointment.

You could benefit from psychotherapy if you: 

My Approach

Each person is unique and therefore, I work by combining therapy in scheduled sessions with additional therapeutic activities that are designed to suit individual needs and goals.

I am experienced in assisting people dealing with a wide range of issues and problems in their lives. Most of those who come to see me are individuals facing a difficult time that is causing emotional pain, self-doubt or psychological instability. 

The majority are expats who prefer to do therapy in their first language.  I also see couples with relationship issues and groups of people open to share individual experiences for personal and community growth.


About Me

I am a psychotherapist with undergraduate and graduate studies in psychology and a postgraduate degree in family therapy and systemic practices.

During my master's,

I deepened my understanding of the experience of migration from a psychological perspective. In my postgraduate degree, I specialized in therapy with multicultural couples and families.


I believe in therapy as a path for self-knowledge and a life change.

Marcela Barreto


                                                                                                 C. J. Hambros plass 5, 0164 Oslo

+47 980 29 441