Marissa Kent

(NCC, LPC)
Therapist Marissa Kent Photo

About Me

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.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #2355 (Expires: 2022-06-30)

LPC #8057 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by C.A. on Oct 18, 2021 after therapy with Marissa for 8 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Marissa is fantastic. I’ve grown so much since we’ve been working together. Her approach is clearly rooted in her expertise but she also makes it plain.

Written by K.Y. on Oct 13, 2021 after therapy with Marissa for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

Marissa is just awesome. She is astute, she is consistent and she has helped me get to a place that I once thought might not be possible. I am sincerely grateful to her and all she has done for me!

Written by C.A. on Sep 23, 2021 after therapy with Marissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

She’s absolutely amazing!!

Written by S.E. on Aug 23, 2021 after therapy with Marissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Ms. Kent is knowledgeable and very keen in making me feel comfortable. She is willing to listen and help me thinking about points that I try to avoid but ultimately help me understanding myself better and progress. Very much what I was expecting. I am grateful to have her as a therapist!

Written by S.E. on Aug 14, 2021 after therapy with Marissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Ms. Marissa is patient. She asks the hard questions and responds in a timely manner. I look forward to my session each week.

Written by A.N. on Jul 23, 2021 after therapy with Marissa for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Marissa has been great! She has been very helpful in getting me to think my way through some of the roadblocks in my mental health journey. I’ve made great progress since we started and look forward to continued improvement.

Written by Z.J. on Jul 18, 2021 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

So far, Marissa has helped me pin point areas of my life I’ve tried to shadow with work and keeping busy. She’s helped me face parts of my life bravely and I’m really feeling optimistic about my life for the first time in a long time.

Written by R.O. on Jul 07, 2021 after therapy with Marissa for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is thoughtful and informative. Gives great practical and spiritual perspectives. Definitely helps you get to the root cause of your issues or situations.

Written by J.A. on Jun 15, 2021 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem

It’s like she knows what I’m going to say before I say it. I never feel judged and her response timing is great. Definitely glad I tried better help.

Written by C.O. on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Marissa for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

Mrs. Kent is very open minded and willing to truly listen to what you have going on. She seems to take a slow approach, instead of rushing things like many other do. She is very good at following up.

Written by R.Y. on May 14, 2021 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Marissa has been extremely helpful in my issues. She listens, provides excellent feedback and helps me set goals to succeed. From there she helps me find actionable steps to complete my goals and overcome my challenges.

Written by G.E. on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with Marissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and self esteem

Marissa Kent understands and helps resolve the issues that I am having. She sends me work sheets to help me through out the week until our next session. So happy to have her. Thanks Marissa

Written by R.A. on Apr 21, 2021 after therapy with Marissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Marissa is wonderful. A greater listener with a very pleasant but professional approach. She makes sound recommendations and gives advice that has significantly improved my relationship with my wife. I would highly recommend Marrisa

Written by C.R. on Apr 19, 2021 after therapy with Marissa for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Marissa is wonderful!! She is truly a talented counselor.

Written by D.O. on Mar 14, 2021 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Marissa Kent is everything you want in a counselor. There's a very steady, quiet confidence in her voice that put me at ease from the very beginning. She is an asset to Better Help and a source of strength for me.

Written by B.A. on Feb 25, 2021 after therapy with Marissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

This was my first time ever having a therapy session and really expected it to be awkward but it wasn’t at all. Marissa made me feel very welcomed and comfortable, which made my experience quite pleasant. Her voice is so calming and she listened attentively to all of my concerns. I’m so glad that I was matched with her. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Written by T.E. on Feb 17, 2021 after therapy with Marissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

Marissa is like no other counselor I've ever dealt with before. She is patient, understanding, WISE, knowledgeable and so very easy to open up to. She follows up if she hasn't heard from me in a few days just to see how I'm doing. I adore her!! I am soooo glad I got matched with her! I couldn't imagine having anyone else.

Written by J.A. on Jan 22, 2021 after therapy with Marissa for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Marissa Kent has been my counselor for a year and each month we establish as well as achieve new goals. She allows me the freedoms to set mg own personal goals while also holding me accountable by pushing me further than I thought I could ever go where my mental health is concerned. I’ve conquered so much in 12 months and look forward to continuing to win with the help of her, my personal support system, and use of BetterHelp resources.

Written by B.R. on Jan 05, 2021 after therapy with Marissa for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

Marissa is kind, attentive and very good at sorting through extraneous information to get to the heart of my issues. Every time I have a session I am glad I did. She gives me homework and goals and follows up to make sure that what we are doing together is effective at improving my life and relationships. I highway recommend her and I have had three other therapists in the past (in person). She has been the most effective for me.

Written by S.A. on Dec 28, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

Marissa has been great. She understands what I was going through. She has given very good service and I have enjoyed chatting with her.

Written by M.O. on Dec 08, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is an extremely good listener. She is really good at reading between the lines to get to the root of what I need to work on. She is very patient. She is awesome!

Written by J.E. on Dec 03, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

She's great. Very responsive. She's about to leave for maternity leave but made sure to check on her patients.

Written by M.A. on Nov 30, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

She strongly cares about my emotions and makes sure I feel confident about what we talk about in our sessions.

Written by T.E. on Nov 12, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

She is great at her job!

Written by L.A. on Sep 30, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Very nice and easy to talk to

Written by C.A. on Sep 29, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Very helpful and exactly what I look forward to in a counselor.. of which I’ve had many.

Written by B.A. on Sep 22, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Marissa is very helpful and cares a lot. She reaches out when she feels it’s been a few days just to check on you and tries a variety of ways to offer help

Written by I.R. on Sep 17, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Marissa gives me a comfort in knowing that I'm an important part of my healing by involving me in each step. She encourages me to open up without force.

Written by J.O. on Sep 02, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Marissa is very professional, kind, and patient. I enjoy just having someone neutral to vent to and I look forward to our conversations. She helps me to maintain peace of mind.

Written by B.E. on Aug 07, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Marissa has definitely been a positive influence. Our counseling sessions have helped me to understand and correct some negative patterns in my life. I’m finding new ways to think through issues and learning new coping skills. She is personable and supportive. The most valuable part of our sessions are her practical approaches to issues that can seem insurmountable. She is good at probing, helping me to come to the heart of my issues and develop solutions to resolve them.

Written by A.N. on Jul 28, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Marissa is an amazing counselor. She listens with patience, yet she delivers the information in a matter of fact way. Very caring and knowledgeable. Highly recommend her

Written by H.A. on Jul 24, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Marissa has done a great job in counseling me so far. She is very respectful and she listens really well. She is very thoughtful and always has good things to say. She has helped me a lot so far and I am happy to continue working with her.

Written by C.A. on Jul 24, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I enjoy my sessions with her. The information she provides helps with my situation. She's seeing progress in me as well as what she's implementing.

Written by C.O. on Jul 23, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is understanding. But she also allows to look at myself differently and think about things that may be hindering me.

Written by D.A. on Jul 02, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

I have been working with Marissa for about 2 months now. She's always quick to respond & easy to talk to. She has helped me grow so much in my thought processes. She gives me feedback that is not always what I expect but what I need. She's very compassionate and caring. Marissa really does listen and takes the time to hear the whole situation before chiming in. She has a wonderfully positive, uplifting personality that is also very realistic. I very much appreciate her honesty and feedback.

Written by G.A. on Jun 25, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Marissa is patient and understanding yet firm in her professional analysis. She’s been helping me view things differently

Written by J.U. on Jun 13, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Marissa is a very good counselor, and is very good at listening. I enjoy and look forward to the video calls that I schedule with her each week along with texting throughout the week. The different ways of communicating with her is very convenient and fun from texting to phone calls to video calls is amazing, and is something I haven't experienced with other therapy clinics! I am very thankful for discovering BetterHelp counseling, and really appreciate them with pairing me with my counselor Marissa, and I highly recommend Marissa Kent to anyone seeking counseling!

Written by C.A. on Jun 07, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I joined Better Help in the hopes of dealing with not only my own personal anxiety but also some longer term questions about the viability of my current relationship. My partner and I both participated in sessions with Marissa and found her to be very kind and thoughtful; a great listener; and responsive (not only to each of us and our unique struggles but also just, generally, available and responsive to our chat messages). Grateful for Marissa’s time and help thus far and the accessibility of the Better Help platform overall.

Written by B.R. on Jun 03, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 3 weeks

She’s awesome!

Written by J.A. on May 04, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She has done an amazing job!

Written by R.E. on Apr 27, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

Marissa is easy to talk to. She responds very quickly and is actively engaged. Within only a few sessions I was already feeling empowered and confident.

Written by L.O. on Apr 23, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

Marissa is wonderful!

Written by C.A. on Apr 15, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Marissa always responds and always responds in a way that truly moves my counseling forward! I highly suggest Marissa to anyone.

Written by D.I. on Mar 06, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I like her very much. She is very interested in my problems

Written by A.N. on Mar 01, 2020 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Marissa is wonderful. Marissa is professional, has given me punctuality. A very well trained professional. I enjoy working with Marissa. She's right on target. Thanks

Written by D.U. on Dec 26, 2019 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

She is great