About Me

Welcome to Wellness! It is amazing that you are ready to begin, continue, and/or modify your healing journey. I am Marisa, an Ohio native. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the Great State of Ohio and Georgia. I completed my Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the illustrious Clark Atlanta University. Then I received my Masters' degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Substance Use Disorders from John Carroll University. I have worked in the hospital emergency departments, outpatient treatment centers, private practice, mental health clinics, and a comprehensive addictions counseling center. I have much of my 9+ years of experience in this field in various settings as a student, case manager, Chemical Dependency Certified Counselor Assistant, Intensive Outpatient Program Coordinator, Group Counseling Facilitator, Employee Assistance Program Counselor, and Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor.

During my studies, I was afforded the opportunity to be a part of the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) Minority Fellowship Program in Addictions Counseling. With this program, I participated in a national effort to help ensure the behavioral health needs of all individuals would be met. I have been an active member of the American Counseling Association, Ohio Counseling Association, Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, Ohio Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development, Ohio Career Development Association, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Issues in Counseling of Ohio.

I have experience working with individuals, couples, and families – adolescents and adults dealing with depression/mood disorders, anxiety, trauma/abuse, addiction and substance use, divorce, infidelity, family conflict, relationship issues, self-harming, suicidal ideations, and grief. Additionally, I work with clients on career/professional explorations, self-esteem/self-confidence, coping skills, life transitions, and everyday issues through my private practice Wallace Wellness Center, LLC (wallacewellnesscenter.com). I make a conscious effort each day to live with compassion and a genuine sense of self. My professional goal is to continue increasing awareness surrounding the importance of Mental Health and helping clients create lives with meaning and purpose.




Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Commitment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #LPC012391 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Marisa Wallace. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by J.O. on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Marisa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Marisa is a champion. She’s help me get motivated to a better path

Written by A.K. on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Marisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is blunt, but that’s exactly what I need in a therapist. Ms. Wallace sends me videos and worksheets to go over after my therapy session in order to help me more. She gives me advice and overall just listen and helps me feel validated and valued. The first session truly rocked me. Everyone says that- “if your therapist don’t make you cry then they’re not doing it right” is true to word. She made me think and actually express myself without judgement and help my feelings feel validated all at the same time. She’s helping me heal. truly amazing.

Written by S.H. on Jul 25, 2022 after therapy with Marisa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Marisa is amazing, she’s patient and understanding, she makes me feel comfortable to express my feelings.

Written by C.A. on Jun 20, 2022 after therapy with Marisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Thank you

Written by M.E. on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Marisa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Marisa has helped identify the inconsistencies in my priorities and goals. Her warm presence helped me to open up.

Written by A.R. on May 28, 2022 after therapy with Marisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

Marisa turned my life upside down in a good way! I realised that there is so much I need to learn and how important is it to listen to yourself and to be kind to yourself. I was really lacking that.

I cannot express how thankful I am

Written by D.O. on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Marisa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She is a good listener, easy to talk to and she gives great feedbacks.

Written by C.O. on May 18, 2022 after therapy with Marisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief

Marisa is great. She really poses some good questions and makes me think.

Written by M.I. on May 13, 2022 after therapy with Marisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

A very positive eperience

Written by S.H. on Apr 29, 2022 after therapy with Marisa for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and compassion fatigue

Marisa is always able to help me. I appreciate her support.

Written by J.O. on Apr 22, 2022 after therapy with Marisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I find my therapy experience with Marisa to be so beneficial. I am gaining insight and tools to manage my life better. Marisa listens uninterrupted and asks deep questions. She offers me exercises and has just made receiving therapy feel like a regular experience. I feel like I am getting care I should have gotten a long time ago. I find her wonderful and I am very thankful for Betterhelp. The ways to be able to communicate and schedule is great!

Written by S.H. on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Marisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I was VERY skeptical going into therapy online with a mental health professional that I didn't personally vet. However, Marisa has surpassed my expectations of even an in-person/local therapist that I would have selected for myself.

She's incredibly knowledgable, resourceful, warm and offers gentle directness that helps me see things from a different perspective. I deeply value these characteristics as they've helped me make some incredible strides towards my personal goals in such a short amount of time.
I sincerely appreciate that in my time with Marisa, she provides resources (worksheets, infographics, journal prompts, etc) to deepen my understanding and internalization of key concepts covered in our session. They really help guide my thinking and healing process between sessions.

5 stars...highly recommend...throwing flowers. Thank you, Marisa!

Written by N.A. on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Marisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Marisa is very helpful towards me and she understands my situation

Written by C.H. on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Marisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Thank you for saving me a little with each therapy session. Thank you for listening and taking your time when responding. Thank you for never rushing me.

Work with me!