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!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD
LCSW #SW13547 (Expires: 2021-03-31)
Best counselor I had so far, responds quickly, cares a lot and motivated me to get going with my things.
I am so grateful for Marisa’s counseling. I had honestly been pretty discouraged with therapy before working with her. She really listens and balances understanding with helpful suggestions and advice. I feel like I’m actually making progress back from the spiral I was on. I really look forward to our sessions.
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.
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.
i love having a young, energetic counsellor who doesn’t project or assume.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.