“Marissa has such a warm energy and is great at guiding me to see things for myself that are at the root of my issues and then helps me come up with a plan to create more happiness and wellbeing in my daily life”.
Marissa is an amazing listener and great at getting to the root of the issue. She is a lifelong learner and is always increasing her own knowledge and skills. Marissa truly cares about others and strives to help people and couples be the best version of themselves.
As a school counselor I feel confident referring my students and families to Marissa. She is a complete profession
Marissa is a wonderful,
When I first visited Marissa, I was a mess. My anxiety levels were so high that I was perpetually in a low grade state of panic. No amount of reasoning or rationale could calm me down. I reached a point where I knew I couldn’t live in such a state anymore, but I didn’t know what to do. In my moment of crisis, Marissa compassionately assured me that it was going to be okay. Every week, she let me unpack my fears, validated my emotions, and reflected my thoughts back to me so I could see them from a different perspective. Each time I insisted on a black and white reality, she suggested a shade of gray as an alternate possibility. Slowly but surely, I was able to dismantle my anxiety, dig into the meat of my fears, bolster my confidence, and loosen my grip on my own life rules. I learned how to self-soothe and talk myself down when I got wound up. I accumulated evidence to counter my bad brain that told me I wasn’t good enough, that I wasn’t worthy, that I was nothing. Marissa helped me realize that my feelings were human, not weird or unusual. She also did an impeccable job of acknowledging my own efforts and recognizing the work I put into the process. I am incredibly grateful for her insights, her compassion, and her encouragement.