marta-buell
Marta M. Buell - Mental Health Therapist
Education: Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling
Institution: Seattle University
Area of Specialty: Working with minorities, acculturation issues, parenting issues, working with children
Languages: English and Spanish

​In 2010 Marta Buell began working at Sea Mar's Federal Way Behavioral Health Center as a bilingual licensed mental health therapist. She was born and raised in Mexico and in 1992 obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a minor in Tourism from Cuauhtémoc University in Puebla Mexico.

In 1994, she and her family moved to Seattle, WA. She went to North Seattle Community College to deepen her education in Business Administration, and while going there she was asked to be a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

She has a wealth of experience working with children and youth in various settings including working as a youth program coordinator, teacher assistant at a preschool center, as an elementary school Spanish teacher, and as a program coordinator for two after school programs in a King County housing authority. In 2006 she discovered that her passion was "helping others to find their journey and to flourish as the best human beings they can be" and obtained a Master of Arts degree in Pastoral Counseling from Seattle University (2006-2009). She interned as chaplain and mental health counselor with the Veterans Hospital administration where she provided brief psychotherapy and case management under an evidence based therapy program at Sea Mar. She also worked as a mental health counselor for a community non-profit organization for 3 years where she was designated as a mental health professional as well as an ethnic minority mental health specialist for the Latino population.

Marta enjoys working with minorities and her passion continues to be working with children and their parents, especially around cultural issues, parenting, and attachment. She enjoys working with behavior modification, solution focused skill building Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Positive Discipline and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

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