Marissa Sherman


About Me

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Counselor who has been in practice for approximately 9 years. I have taught behavioral science at the university level for 10 years. I am also a licensed Utah Realtor, local short filmmaker, photographer, singer and performer. I consider all of these my professions. I would love to be a lawyer (hey, maybe one day)! Life is not unidimensional, nor should it be.

I have always liked psychology (who doesn’t!) and counseling was a natural fit. I like to consider myself "psychologically minded," meaning it is easy for me to be in the right mental place to help clients with their thoughts, emotions, and ideas that may seem obscure or hard to grasp.

On a more personal level, so you can get to know a little bit more about me, I am a California native (from the Silicon Valley). I have lived in Utah for 15 years and I call Utah my home, since Utah is where I spent most of my young adult and adult life and where I have created my career(s) and my family.

I graduated from Brigham Young University with a BS degree in psychology in 2008; I graduated from Westminster College with an MS degree in Professional Counseling in 2011.

I am a married mother of two children and an animal lover who has 6 fur babies - 3 Chihuahuas, 2 French Bulldogs, a German Shepherd, and a cat. I am also a business owner in the local counseling community (locations in Sandy and Provo).

I am a practical, analytical, and logical individual, which plays a significant role in how I approach clients in therapy. I am trained in the therapeutic techniques of REBT, CBT, DBT, EMDR, narrative therapy, personality disorders, and I am psychodynamically minded by training.

I aim to help in even what might seem the smallest nuances of life. For example, are you a "chameleon" or a "yes person?" Are these things hurting or compromising your psychological well-being? I can help you work through that. There is no concern too small or too large that it is not relevant or worth addressing.

My style is straight forward, blunt, and I use extensive questioning. I am an efficient clinician for individuals struggling with social phobia, relationship concerns, self-esteem issues, emotional confusion, identity crises, and for anyone seeking the ability to self-express more liberally and learn to be themselves.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Anger management , Depression , Coaching , Antisocial Personality , Avoidant Personality , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Body Image , Codependency , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


Counselor #8173984-6004 (Expires: 2020-09-30)


Written by A.M. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Marissa Sherman is very down to earth and a "dope" person to talk to. She has provided me with such an in-depth insight and perspective that has challenged my line of thinking. She does a great job of listening to me and allow our sessions to be semi-structured in nature without it feeling coerced. Highly recommend for others!

Written by J.O. on May 29, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, parenting issues, and compassion fatigue

It feels so good to talk to someone about issues I don’t want to talk about with my husband, sisters or friends. Marissa validates my thoughts and issues without making me feel bad.

Written by M.I. on May 24, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Marissa has helped me immensely and I feel like she’s very easy to talk to about everything. And she does understand what I am going through.

Written by S.H. on May 19, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

She helped me see problems for what they were, and continues to help me through the most difficult time in my life.

Written by L.I. on May 16, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

I've only had 1 session with Marissa but I trust she can help me. She just has a way in her voice to let you know you're not alone. That she does care and want to help you.

Written by B.E. on Feb 29, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Marissa is absolutely wonderful. I feel that I lucked out with getting her on my first try! She has guided me in a way that I feel is good for me, and continues to do so. She has already helped guide me to a healthier mindset, and I know I can go leaps and bounds with her help. She may not be the counselor for everyone, but she is certainly the perfect one for me.

Written by P.A. on Feb 09, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and career difficulties

Marissa is the best psychologist I've ever had, she's helping me a lot!