Marissa has spent the past four years focusing on work with families. This includes school based programs as well as a residential treatment program specializing in homelessness with women and children, assisting them to flourish emotionally and academically. Her clinical experience has had an emphasis working with young adolescents and teens, but is also well versed working with both adults and the family as a whole. Much of her work has surounded clients struggling with trauma, anxiety and depression, low self-esteem, poor self-regulation, and difficulty with interpersonal conflicts. Most of her training comes from a Family Systems view following an evidence based treatment modality that works well with each individual. Marissa utilizes an individualized approach working with each individual to personalize therapy to their strengths and needs, acknowledging that every path to emotional wellness is unique to the individual.
Marissa graduated from Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology Program in 2018 with a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her youthful spirit and non-judgemental demeanor facilitate towards a meaningful connection with each person she works with. Marissa is passionate about creating a happy, caring, understanding environment.
In her free time, Marissa loves spending time outdoors. She loves to take her dog to the beach, hiking, or exploring new places.
Marissa is supervised by Michelle Wonders, MS, LMFT #29818.