Hi! My name is Marissa Kent and I am a nationally certified and licensed professional counselor in the state of Mississippi and Louisiana. I have nearly a decade's worth of experience in the mental health field, the last four of those years working with various populations as a counselor/therapist. I have worked with individuals dealing with a range of concerns and have the most experience with depression, anxiety and stress, anger management, and relationship issues.
I got into the field of counseling because I love helping people. There are few things better than seeing someone reach a goal or fulfill their potential. I believe in treating people with respect and getting to know their story. It helps me gain a deeper understanding for who they are, the family and cultural values, beliefs, and traditions they hold dear, and the goals they would like to achieve in counseling. My approach in counseling is an eclectic mix that primarily combines cognitive behavioral and person-centered techniques, but the specifics of how I work with each individual is as unique as the individual.
I realize that it can be challenging to tackle some of life's concerns head-on, so my goal is to empower you by highlighting the strengths you already possess and give you additional tools needed to accomplish your goals. Congratulations on taking the first step! I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Infidelity, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
MS LPC 2355
LA LPC 8057
Ms. Kent is the Best!! Everything she implements makes sense, I haven’t used this service in about a year and I was glad to reconnect with her. I strongly recommend her!!
Written on Nov 30, 2023 after therapy with Marissa for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder
This is my second time having Marissa as my therapist. She is respectful, professional and relatable. With her guidance I’ve been able to tackle depression, negative self talk, and anxiety. What supported me the most were the tangible resources she provided (worksheets and reflection exercises). I will always recommend Better Help to others who may be struggling with their mental health.
Written on Oct 15, 2023 after therapy with Marissa for 3 years and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Marissa has been my therapist for three years now and she is amazing! She always knows what to say to help me and give me insight. I would HIGHLY recommend her to everyone I know!
Written on Oct 04, 2023 after therapy with Marissa for 2 years and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
Marissa is absolutely amazing. I recommend her 10/10!
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Marissa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, career difficulties, and coping with life changes
Marissa is very welcoming. She makes me feel comfortable talking to her. I absolutely do not feel any judgement and feel open to share my thoughts and feelings.
Written on Sep 07, 2023 after therapy with Marissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Marissa has helped me so much in just a few sessions. It’s obvious how much she truly cares for and wants to help her clients. I also appreciate the between-session activities and feel like I’m being encouraged to practice self care all the time. I have recommended better help to many friends and family. Thank you, Marissa!
Written on Apr 12, 2023 after therapy with Marissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem