Hi! I'm going to tell you a little bit about my background as I know choosing a counselor can be daunting. I am a licensed mental health counselor. I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Indiana University and a Master Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Louisville. I have served over the years an ethnically and culturally diverse population. I work with all ages in private practice regarding many different concerns anything from: severe mental illness, complex trauma, PTSD, struggling with life changes or direction, family related distress, Parenting and developmental concerns, and couples counseling to name a few. Over the past 5 years I have worked with students (K-12) in a school setting as well, tackling again many different concerns such as: ADHD, Autism, mood disorders, family concerns, bullying, LGBTQ+, depression, anxiety, and more.
I practice trauma informed care in everything I do, as my background is in trauma treatment specifically. I am comfortable working with dual-diagnosis or co-occurring disorders. I approach each and every client with dignity and respect. I am easy to talk to always with the goal to create a safe and non-judging environment. I want to meet clients where they are at presently and work at a pace that is comfortable for them towards their desired conclusion or goal(s).
I know that trusting a stranger with your biggest struggles is a difficult thing to do. I firmly believe that a good relationship (therapeutic alliance) between the counselor and client is essential for a successful outcome. I work very hard to respect these truths and provide the help that is needed in a very authentic and genuine way.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Parenting issues
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , Domestic Violence , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Traumatic Brain Injury , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
LMHC #39003549A (Expires: 2022-04-01)
I have never felt more understood by a therapist concerning agoraphobia, panic, anxiety and depression that Marissa. Highly recommended if you struggle with these, she is amazing
Marissa is respectful, caring and offers great advice. She creates a safe space and does not judge. She has been a huge help to me in the short time that I have worked with her, and I am looking forward to future sessions.
Melissa is a true , sincere, sensitive counselor and I highly recommend her services. She offers realistic and helpful advice. I hope to connect with her again if I join again.