Registered Clinical Counsellor
Marissa is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who received her Master's of Arts in Counselling Psychology from the Adlerian School of Professional Psychology. She has worked in a variety of settings in British Columbia such as residential and non-residential mental health and dual diagnosis treatment settings. Although she is currently working in the Nanaimo region located on Vancouver Island. She has done outreach in the community to multiple barriered individuals and short term stabilization crisis counselling through an employee assistance program.
Marissa offers short- or long-term counseling to adults and couples, who are experiencing a variety of concerns, including depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, relationship difficulties, conflict, communication problems, grief and loss, mood disorders, suicide, and transitional difficulties. Additionally she is specialized to work with individuals with developmental disabilities and their unique presenting concerns and challenges.
Marissa incorporates a broad range of therapy orientations into her practice including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Behavioural Therapy. She provides a safe and supportive environment in which clients can explore their issues and difficulties.