Marisa Takau

(LCSW)

About Me

Hi! I’m an energetic, non-judgmental, and empowering therapist. I know that therapy can be difficult and uncomfortable at times and my goal is to encourage and challenge you, as it is in these times that the best work is done! I have experience in multiple settings and utilize various techniques based on your needs including CBT, Trauma-Focused CBT, Person- Centered, and Motivational Interviewing. I can help you improve many areas of your life including: improving self-esteem, working through past hurts, managing stress, and identifying unhealthy patterns or negative ways of thinking to move toward a healthy and happy life. I am looking forward to assisting you on your journey!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #SW13547 (Expires: 2021-03-31)


Reviews

Written by W.I. on Jul 30, 2019 after counseling with Marisa for 6 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Marisa is amazing. Very personable and thoughtful. She pushes me, but is also compassionate.

Written by A.N. on Jun 25, 2019 after counseling with Marisa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, and self esteem

Marisa has helped me immensely over the last few weeks. She is understanding and patient and knows how to help you work through problems. I feel like I can talk to her about anything! I would highly recommend Marisa for others!

Written by B.O. on Mar 25, 2019 after counseling with Marisa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, and adhd

Best counselor I had so far, responds quickly, cares a lot and motivated me to get going with my things.

Written by D.O. on Feb 19, 2019 after counseling with Marisa for 1 week on issues concerning lgbt, and relationship issues

Marisa really listens to what you need and is proactive with her help. She's flexible and very easy to talk to. I'd highly recommend her.

Written by E.L. on Feb 12, 2019 after counseling with Marisa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

Marisa is an active listener who really tries to get to the bottom of things. Her approach is practical. Baby steps is the way for me and she totally supports that. I also appreciate her positive attitude.

Written by C.L. on Feb 05, 2019 after counseling with Marisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and adhd

i love having a young, energetic counsellor who doesn’t project or assume.

Written by K.E. on Jan 30, 2019 after counseling with Marisa for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Marisa has been extremely helpful. She is an attentive, friendly, professional and non-judgemental counselor. I feel a lot more confident after our sessions and feel good about how I am moving forward.

Written by E.M. on Jan 20, 2019 after counseling with Marisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and sleeping disorders

Thus far Marisa has been a down-to-Earth and extremely knowledgeable person. She accommodates people’s humor and temperament, but knows when to help someone focus and be serious. She responds to messages in a timely manner, is accommodating with scheduling, and is very comfortable to talk to. She approaches listening with an open and non-judgemental attitude.

Written by T.Y. on Jan 17, 2019 after counseling with Marisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

Honestly, deciding to start counselling with Marisa has been one of the best decisions I’ve made in a long time. I can tell her what’s on my mind and how I’m feeling, and know that she won’t judge but will be honest with me. I’ve only been working with her for 2 weeks but it’s helping me so much more than I expected, and I know I can genuinely trust her which isn’t something I’m usually able to do. I’d 100% recommend her and I hope to continue working with her in the future. I’m beyond thankful to be on this journey with such outstanding support and I’m forever grateful for how much she’s already helped me.

Written by A.S. on Jan 14, 2019 after counseling with Marisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She is helping me get through issues I have had my entire life. I feel extremely supported every step of the way. I am beyond impressed with her as a clinician. I would recommend her to any one, especially those who need to work through past trauma.

Written by A.L. on Dec 03, 2018 after counseling with Marisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Marisa is an extremely caring and empathetic counsellor. I have only been working with her for a couple weeks so far, but she is a great listener. When I tell her about a strategy that hasn’t worked for me she is always ready with a new idea. I can always count on her to respond to me promptly.