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Marissa Yoshikawa-Machado, LMHC

Stress, Anxiety
Video Phone Live Chat Messaging

About me

At times, it may be challenging and difficult to find and seek help, or even to ask for help. So, let me just say that it's an amazing first step to find help for yourself and/or your loved ones.

I am a licensed Mental Health Counselor with 3 years of experience in the counseling field. I have experience in numerous settings working with a variety of clients experiencing anxiety and depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder, major life transitions, communication difficulties, etc. My therapeutic modality is focused on Cognitive Behavioral and Mindfulness techniques.

I want to create a safe place where openness, trust, and compassion is practiced throughout. Your feelings and thoughts should be shared and heard without judgment. I'm here to help guide you through your current challenges, explore any past difficulties, and work towards your future goals and plans.

I look forward to meeting and working with you!

Professional experience

3yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes, Communication problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Isolation / loneliness, Self-love, Workplace issues

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

Services offered

Live Chat

License information



These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Marissa Yoshikawa-Machado. 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.

Life comes with great challenges at times. having someone to support and guide you through them , keep the boat afloat and moving forward, help you monitor your own barometer so you can release a pressure valve when needed, is extremely valuable and important. Marissa is that crucial support and guide for me. Thank you Marissa. I know I wouldn't still be standing without your helping me navigate the multiple challenges I've had to steer through. We all need help at times. Thank you, to all the helpers.

Written on Apr 12, 2024 after therapy with Marissa for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Very prompt and nice

Written on Mar 22, 2024 after therapy with Marissa for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Marissa is extremely kind and a very good listener. I feel like I can open up to her without judgement and it’s nice to have a safe place to talk.

Written on Jan 25, 2024 after therapy with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

She is great

Written on Nov 30, 2023 after therapy with Marissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts

Marissa has incredible patience and insight that has helped me so far.
She actually works with me on my problems along with being there for me. I don't need a "yes" person and we talk through what I am going through which is EXACTLY what I need right now.
Did I mention she has incredible patience?

Written on May 31, 2023 after therapy with Marissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

She is very nice and patient with me even though I may get distracted or forget what she said. I strongly recommend her.

Written on May 04, 2023 after therapy with Marissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd