I am a licensed professional counselor in Missouri and Colorado with 9 years of experience working with children, teens and adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including stress and anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, coping with grief and loss, & depression. I have expertise in EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and have worked with clients who have experienced physical trauma and emotional abuse.
My therapy style is warm and interactive. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and solution focused strategies to overcome obstacles and improve your life.
It takes courage to seek a more fulfilling and happier life. I'm proud of you for taking that step and I am here to support you in that process.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Impulsivity, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
CO LPC LPC.0012747
MO LPC 2020030639
Marissa has been one of the best therapists I've had. She offers solutions-based advice and is easy to talk to. I would recommend to anyone trying therapy for the first time.
Written on Oct 20, 2022 after therapy with Marissa for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Marissa helped me through an incredibly difficult time in my life. She was always responsive and her guidance made the most sense for me which is saying a lot because I feel I am a dealing with an extremely difficult group of situations...dealing with severe PTSD and a severe anxiety disorder. I would recommend her to anyone and I am grateful for the help I received.
Written on Sep 30, 2022 after therapy with Marissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd
Marissa really listens to concerns and offers terrific solutions.
Written on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Marissa for 4 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and anger management
Marissa has been absolutely wonderful. This is my first experience with therapy and it has been amazing. She is extremely detailed and comforting to speak with! Highly recommend her expertise to anyone.
Written on Sep 21, 2022 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues
Marissa is one of the most helpful therapists I’ve ever had. She listens and also helps create tangible action plans for me
Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue
I was really enjoying talking to and connecting with Marissa. Unfortunately I had to change therapists due to state regulation changes, otherwise I would have continued working with her.
Written on Jul 12, 2022 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching