I am excited to support you on your journey towards healing, health, wellness, and personal growth. In middle school, I knew I was destined to help people succeed and feel whole. Early on, I committed myself to further my education in therapy so that I could fulfill that destiny. My passion and dedication to serving others have led me to where I am today.
I received my bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Florida (GO GATORS!) and received my master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Central Florida.
I know life can often bring anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, addiction, eating disorders, trauma, self-esteem issues, and so much more. Working together will be tailored to meet your needs and empower you to live a happier, healthier life with positive and lasting change.
I commend you for reaching out — I know that takes courage! I look forward to getting to know you and learning more about how I can be a part of your healing journey.
Therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach. Finding a therapist you connect with is one of the most important parts of ensuring successful outcomes. I take a personalized approach to meet your needs so that you feel seen, heard, and understood. I know you are resilient, and I am passionate about empowering you to live the life you want. With this philosophy in mind, I offer virtual sessions to fit into your busy schedule. I can't wait to work with you!
My Clinical Approaches
Choosing a supervisor is key to your growth as a new clinician. In a collaborative environment that allows you to grow into an independent therapist, I offer supervision to those working toward licensure as well as those who are licensed and looking to enhance their skills as a clinician. Finding the right supervisor is an investment in your professional success, as it can give you the knowledge, skills, and confidence you need to create a rewarding practice. I offer individual and group supervision for RMHCI and RMFTI. Supervision with me includes but is not limited to:
"Marissa is OUTSTANDING! I feel so seen and heard by her and she's helped me to work through many root themes around self-worth. I feel 100% comfortable to show up as I am and while we consult via video, it totally feels like we are in the same room. She meets me where I'm at and isn't pushy to make me do the homework (if there is anyway). I can't recommend her enough!"
"I’ve had quite a few counselors in my life but Marissa is hands down one of the kindest and most helpful therapists I’ve ever had. Every session I feel validated, seen, respected, cared for, and challenged. She helps me articulate things that weigh heavy on me when I can’t find the exact words and provides me with so many tools and so much kind and thoughtful feed back for every subject we go over. I really can not recommend her enough, if you’re on the fence about this service, I promise the plunge is worth it."
"WOW - that’s all I can really say. The level of care and expertise Marissa provides is so rare. I feel very lucky to have been matched with her. Just speaking to her, you can tell she works not only with her mind but with her heart. Amazing counselor."
"Marissa is fantastic! She always addresses all of my concerns and always supports me. I don't know how I would be getting through all of these issues without her."
"Marissa listens attentively and offers exercises that help with exactly what I need. She's been amazing."
"Marissa has been a great counselor and I'm looking forward for future sessions with her. She is awesome!"