Marissa is an experienced therapist and has worked with adults, teens and their families in practice since 2009. She has a bachelor degree in Psychology from Miami University of Ohio and went on to receive her Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver. Marissa has focused on clinical work specifically with teens and families. Her yoga career has brought her closer to the adult population and thus, she will see a variety of clients.
Marissa specializes in treating anxiety, depression, oppositional defiant issues, family dynamics, adhd, and learning challenges.
Therapy: My philosophy in working with youth and adults is to share cognitive and mindfulness techniques, in a supportive and safe setting, to help my clients make positive changes in their thoughts and actions. Utilizing personal accountability, combined with humor and lightness, I aim to help clients cultivate compassion for themselves, so they are perhaps more willing to experiment with these new tools. I strive to help my clients come back into their bodies, more effectively process their feelings, and move more decisively toward wellness. We work hard to enumerate the communities of support available to them, including their family system when appropriate, in an effort to prevent the sense of isolation often common in life. My theory of practice is to be flexible and sensitive in my approach while moving clients toward a more confident, realized version of themselves.
My approach includes conventional psychotherapy techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy as well as many holistic methods indlucing mindfulness and meditation techniques. My clients will leave with a better understanding of how to help themselves and will gain a set of practical tools to support their continued healing.
I have a unique background in psychotherapy, mindfulness, yoga, and meditation. Each situation requires a different lens, set of tools, and open heart. I strive to help my clients feel empowered to move forward in their life. There are very few things we can control as humans on this planet. Our thoughts, words, and actions are our only controls. When we can learn to shift and grow these three things, our world can open up to wellness.
Coaching: Balancing our busy lives and optimizing for ultimate wellness and success takes some thought and practice. Eating well, working out, and feeling good take time. Learn how to optimize your time for a healthier and happier self. This service is different than therapy in the sense that we are looking at more practical applications of modern tools for wellness. It may seem appropriate to pair counseling with this service.
I have been trained in yoga, ayurveda, meditation and mindfulness. Through coaching, I strive to support individual’s overall happiness, productivity and balance for well-being. This service can include a variety of experiments and referrals. It is nice to have someone in your corner when you are trying to make positive, healthy life changes. I am here to support you.
Private Yoga: Feeling good in your body is a large part of wellness. Let me support your strength and opening practice by helping you connect with yourself in helpful ways. I have extensive yoga training and have been an instructor for nearly ten years. Expect to learn about your body, heal imbalances and build on your strengths. Where do you hold stress? What will support your overall stability? Strength training and flexibility combined expertly to help you enhance just about any other activity or mental health. Being active is a large part of mental wellness. Injuries welcome. I am able to create home practices for your continued growth.