Marissa Kent

(NCC, LPC)

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Self esteem
  • Depression

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

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #2355 (Expires: 2020-06-30)

LPC #8057 (Expires: 2022-06-30)


Reviews

Written by D.A. on May 13, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

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.

Written by C.R. on May 12, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Marissa has been such a big help to me. When no one else would listen or understand my situation she does.

Written by J.E. on May 07, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

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!

Written by J.A. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

She has done an amazing job!

Written by J.A. on May 04, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written by R.E. on Apr 27, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

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.

Written by L.O. on Apr 23, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and addictions

Marissa is wonderful!

Written by W.E. on Apr 20, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 weeks

I signed up for my daughter and it seems to help a lot giving her a neutral place to explain her feelings and emotions.

Written by C.A. on Apr 15, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Marissa always responds and always responds in a way that truly moves my counseling forward! I highly suggest Marissa to anyone.

Written by L.E. on Apr 09, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 weeks

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.

Written by D.I. on Mar 06, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, and adhd

I like her very much. She is very interested in my problems

Written by A.N. on Mar 01, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

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

Written by D.U. on Dec 26, 2019 after counseling with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and relationship issues

She is great