Whether you're a concerned parent looking to help a teen in need or a teenager looking for a listening ear and some understanding, I'm here for you! My name is Marissa Kent and I am a nationally certified and licensed professional counselor in the state of Mississippi. I have nearly a decade's worth of experience in the mental health field, the last four of those years working as a counselor/therapist.
I got into the field of counseling because I love helping people. I especially love working with young people and have done so in a wide array of settings and methods in both my personal and professional life. There are few things better than seeing a young person reach a goal or fulfill untapped potential. I believe in treating people with respect and listening to their story; no judgement. It helps me gain a deeper understanding for who they are, the family and cultural values, beliefs, and traditions they hold dear, and the goals they would like to achieve in counseling. My approach in counseling is an eclectic mix that primarily combines cognitive behavioral and person-centered techniques, but the specifics of how I work with each individual is as unique as the individual themselves.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Family conflicts
- Self esteem
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD
LPC #2355 (Expires: 2020-06-30)
LPC #8057 (Expires: 2022-06-30)
Marissa is quick to respond and very clear in her instruction. She takes time to ask what my goals are and refocuses me when I get off track. She is very caring.
Marissa has been such a big help to me. When no one else would listen or understand my situation she does.
My partner and I absolutely love Marissa. We connect so well with her and not only does she connect with us as a couple but also as individuals. She is definitely someone that I would recommend my friends and family. She's the best!
She has done an amazing job!
Marissa is just wonderful! From the beginning of our session to the last moment she is in tune with my needs. She brings humanity, empathy, and humor to our sessions making me feel comfortable. I’m able to speak to her about a wide variety of subjects and in my own time, let my guard down. Thanks to her, I have a new outlook on my life.
Marissa is easy to talk to. She responds very quickly and is actively engaged. Within only a few sessions I was already feeling empowered and confident.
Marissa is wonderful!
I signed up for my daughter and it seems to help a lot giving her a neutral place to explain her feelings and emotions.
Marissa always responds and always responds in a way that truly moves my counseling forward! I highly suggest Marissa to anyone.
Marissa is good at figuring out the root cause and offering practical solutions. She is easy to talk to and she makes you feel heard and understood.
I like her very much. She is very interested in my problems
Marissa is wonderful. Marissa is professional, has given me punctuality. A very well trained professional. I enjoy working with Marissa. She's right on target. Thanks
She is great