Marisa Zimmerman


About Me

Hello! My name is Marisa and I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social worker in the state of Minnesota with over 10 years of clinical experience. I believe in the power of hope and will seek to help clients cultivate a hopeful mindset. I use a combination of solution-focused, mindfulness, task-centered and cognitive behavioral therapy methods to help clients develop a vision for their future and the steps needed to reach their goals.

I have worked with clients on a wide range of concerns including anxiety, stress, depression and relationships. I am particularly passionate about helping people who struggle with overeating, emotional eating and chronic dieting. My hope is to empower people to transform and repair their relationship with food and their body by identifying how shame and hopelessness play a part in emotional eating and dieting. Together we will work to end negative body talk, work on self-compassion skills and mindful eating.

My counseling style is warm and supportive. I care about who you are in all of your multiple identities and I am LGBTQIA-affirming. I use a strengths-based approach and strive to have clients feel safe, respected, and understood.

I would be honored to work with you and support you on your journey!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Eating disorders
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, ADHD

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LICSW #17407 (Expires: 2021-04-30)


Written by J.U. on May 14, 2019 after counseling with Marisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Marisa is extremely competent. She meets me where I am and gives me practical support. My quality of life has improved since I started working with her.

Written by A.M. on Mar 09, 2019 after counseling with Marisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

I appreciate that Marisa gives me genuine feedback and advice rather than just generic answers to my questions and issues I'm working through. She gives great advice!

Written by T.O. on Mar 07, 2019 after counseling with Marisa for 2 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders

Very easy to talk to, and provides tailored advice that is clearly well thought and applicable to the individual.