Marina Pesserl


About Me

My name is Marina Pesserl. I am a board certified Professional Counselor, licensed in the State of Michigan since 2006. As your counselor, I firmly believe in you as a unique person in possession of your own strength and power to heal yourself. I am committed to helping and supporting you find and utilize your own resources within yourself and your social support network. It is important to me, as a crucial aspect of therapy, to establish a collaborative relationship with you based on respect, trust and admiration for your individuality and personal strengths, independently of the circumstances that bring you to counseling.
I am open to help you in general adjustments to life changes and crises, grief and bereavement, and interpersonal relationships issues. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, parenting, perinatal adjustments and mood disorders, couples therapy, domestic violence and post-traumatic stress. In situations outside my specific area of expertise, I may, with your permission, consult with a specialist or refer you to another professional to better serve your needs.
My theoretical orientation is integrative of client-centered, brief solution focused, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic perspectives. I have a holistic approach to counseling, and when appropriate and conducive to your general wellbeing, mindfulness and hypnotherapy may be included in your treatment with your prior consent.
I will be glad if you choose me as your counselor and am looking forward to a productive and caring therapeutic relationship.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Grief
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Communication Problems , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Guilt and Shame , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video





LPC #6401010147 (Expires: 2022-05-31)


Written by M.A. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Marina for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’m so glad Marina have been my counselor. Thanks to her I’ve been able to get over from my addictions and I’ve improved as well my self steem! I strongly recommend her as counselor.