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Hello, I’m so happy you’re here!
My name is Marrissa, and I’m a
Provisionally Licensed Professional Counselor
in the greater Kansas City area
operating under the supervision of
Jessica Almond, LPC, LCPC (MO# 2015040562; KS #2797).
I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery.
You didn’t come here for a list of degrees and credentials, did you?
No, you’re here to see if we’ll be a good fit. If I’m the best therapist for you.
I am honored to join with clients in helping them find their voice, create deeper connection to themselves and others, and lean in to the life they've worked so hard for. My passion is to help people understand themselves in a way that builds self-confidence and ultimately leads to a life that is authentic, connected, and feels fulfilling.
I love doing this work because I’ve been there, too. I get it in a way that only someone who has lived it understands. I know what it’s like to feel unseen, unheard, and alone in these struggles- like you’re the only one carrying the weight. And I know that these experiences weigh heavily and only perpetuate feelings of inadequacy, holding us back from all that we are capable of.
Of course, our journeys will look different from each other’s, after all, no two paths are the same. But, because of my own journey, I’m equipped with what it takes to stay near to your experience as we travel along your path. I believe that you have the resilience and grit to get to where you’ve always intended on going. We’ll find that place together.
I work best with clients that are ready to dive deeply into their history to truly examine the ways their world has impacted them, and just as importantly, the ways they have had impact in their world. Being open to whatever may present itself is imperative to the therapeutic process, and I believe that it is the foundation of lasting transformation.
For those who really are interested in degrees and credentials, this is for you.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY
MASTER OF ARTS IN COUNSELING
Marriage, Couple, and Family Track with emphasis in Spiritual Formation
MidAmerica Nazarene University
PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY CANDIDATE
I have been accepted as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Candidate with the Greater Kansas City Psychoanalytic Institute and will begin training in the summer of 2020.
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
American Counseling Association
President- Delta Eta Epsilon Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society
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As for our time together- I am the therapist that will get in the trenches with you. Maybe you’ve gone to therapy before but it just didn’t go far enough for you. That’s not what you’ll experience with me.
I’ll ask you to do hard things like feeling- and even welcoming- your feelings (yes, ALL of them). We’ll take a look at beliefs and patterns of behavior that have been helpful as well as those that are no longer serving you, and we’ll check in with what your body has to say about all of this. We’ll pull apart the patterns that are pulling you apart, and restore your confidence in yourself.
We’ll merge what is already known with what has been found.
We’ll join the fragmented parts as we shape what was always meant to be whole.
We’ll find YOU in these integrated spaces.
So, what do you think? Have you decided that I’m the best therapist for you?
I’m looking forward to meeting you!
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