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Marissa Katz Bellani, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety Relationship issues Family conflicts Grief Depression
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About me

I am a licensed mental health counselor and I have 6 years of work and intern experience. I graduated from Lesley University with a focus in Music Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapies. My treatment approach is warm and interactive. We can explore your inner creative self through Music Therapy or more traditional counseling techniques such as person-centered therapy. I'll meet you where you are at in your journey to wellness and mental health. Together we can work towards a calmer and more balanced, self-actualized place in your inner world.
Dealing with mental health issues and difficult life experiences is not easy. The world can seem like an overwhelming place sometimes. I believe you are the expert of yourself and I can serve as a nonjudgmental, unconditionally loving and supportive counselor so that healthy change is possible. *Currently offering only online therapy to Hawaii clients

Professional experience

6yrs in practice

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Communication Problems, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Intellectual Disability, Isolation/Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

License information

MA LMHC 12356

HI LMHC MHC-851

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Marissa Katz Bellani. 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.

Marissa has been awesome thank you so much for the help.

Written on Jan 20, 2023 after therapy with Marissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Marissa has been so helpful and understanding as I'm working through a challenging time in my life. Her insights have really helped me sort out my thoughts, I'd recommend her work!

Written on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with Marissa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

I have worked with Ms. Bellani (Marissa) for only a short time.. I was unsure about working with her--having, until his untimely death, worked for a number of years with one of the top psychologists in the nation, and her specialty not seeming to fit my needs, plus the difference in age (I am much older than her). On all counts, I was wrong. After an initial first meeting in which we had to get to know each other, she has proved to be of enormous help to me. Above all else, she listens, really listens, and that is what I look for. She of course offers advice, and asks me to go further in what I am saying, and she comments and advices when and where appropriate. But she is able to put me at ease, which allows me to speak honestly. She is also very conscientious in sending me worksheets and the like in a timely manner; I find these to be extremely useful. In all, she is cool (high praise from my generation)

Written on Jul 23, 2021 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Marissa is very nice and patient. She is very empathetic and provides quality insight

Written on Jul 16, 2021 after therapy with Marissa for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd