Marissa is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor committed to working with individuals and couples seeking growth and self-improvement. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Tampa. She later received her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in Sarasota. She is trained in EMDR and has also completed Level 1 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
"Nothing changes if nothing changes." My purpose is to provide a relaxed, empathetic, trusting environment for you to feel at ease in asking for things to change. I guide clients to gain insight, clarity and practical solutions to better navigate life. Together, we will explore finding a balance between feeling peaceful, living passionately, and having a sense of purpose. My approach is based on the belief that the quality of your life can be improved by focusing not only on your mind, but your body and soul as well. Struggling with uncomfortable feelings that seem unmanageable is common when dealing with stress. Self-esteem, self-worth, and well-being are often compromised by everyday experiences and relationships. Sometimes asking for help is the most difficult step to take.
It is my personal belief that adventure can be used as nature's anti-depressant. When we travel, explore, see, experience, wander, and open our eyes to new things, it ignites something in us. Adventure sparks feelings of joy, happiness, wonder, awe, empowerment, and humility. As humans we are created to experience stress and negative emotions. How much would it improve the quality of your life if you could learn to create and sustain positive emotions to offset the inevitable challenging ones? I am a firm believer in practicing what I preach. You can read more about adventure as therapy and related mental health topics by visiting my blog. Many of the articles have also been featured on Thought Catalog.