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
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Blended Family Issues , Communication Problems , Family Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #2355 (Expires: 2022-06-30)

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


Reviews

Written by B.A. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Marissa is very helpful and cares a lot. She reaches out when she feels it’s been a few days just to check on you and tries a variety of ways to offer help

Written by J.E. on Sep 21, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

She’s amazing!

Written by I.R. on Sep 17, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Marissa gives me a comfort in knowing that I'm an important part of my healing by involving me in each step. She encourages me to open up without force.

Written by J.O. on Sep 02, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Marissa is very professional, kind, and patient. I enjoy just having someone neutral to vent to and I look forward to our conversations. She helps me to maintain peace of mind.

Written by T.I. on Aug 12, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 months

I am extremely grateful for teen counseling. Marissa Kent is very professional and was able to get to the root of my issues. With her expertise, she has helped me develop healthier relationships with my family members. She is very insightful and helped me understand how to handle disagreements while being respectful to all parties. She responds to my messages and really helped me get through a rough period in my life. I will continue to seek her counsel.

Written by B.E. on Aug 07, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Marissa has definitely been a positive influence. Our counseling sessions have helped me to understand and correct some negative patterns in my life. I’m finding new ways to think through issues and learning new coping skills. She is personable and supportive. The most valuable part of our sessions are her practical approaches to issues that can seem insurmountable. She is good at probing, helping me to come to the heart of my issues and develop solutions to resolve them.

Written by W.E. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 3 months

She's amazing my daughter has had quite the positive change. She's always available and professional

Written by A.N. on Jul 28, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Marissa is an amazing counselor. She listens with patience, yet she delivers the information in a matter of fact way. Very caring and knowledgeable. Highly recommend her

Written by H.A. on Jul 24, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Marissa has done a great job in counseling me so far. She is very respectful and she listens really well. She is very thoughtful and always has good things to say. She has helped me a lot so far and I am happy to continue working with her.

Written by C.A. on Jul 24, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

I enjoy my sessions with her. The information she provides helps with my situation. She's seeing progress in me as well as what she's implementing.

Written by C.O. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

She is understanding. But she also allows to look at myself differently and think about things that may be hindering me.

Written by D.A. on Jul 02, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

I have been working with Marissa for about 2 months now. She's always quick to respond & easy to talk to. She has helped me grow so much in my thought processes. She gives me feedback that is not always what I expect but what I need. She's very compassionate and caring. Marissa really does listen and takes the time to hear the whole situation before chiming in. She has a wonderfully positive, uplifting personality that is also very realistic. I very much appreciate her honesty and feedback.

Written by G.A. on Jun 25, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Marissa is patient and understanding yet firm in her professional analysis. She’s been helping me view things differently

Written by J.U. on Jun 13, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Marissa is a very good counselor, and is very good at listening. I enjoy and look forward to the video calls that I schedule with her each week along with texting throughout the week. The different ways of communicating with her is very convenient and fun from texting to phone calls to video calls is amazing, and is something I haven't experienced with other therapy clinics! I am very thankful for discovering teen counseling counseling, and really appreciate them with pairing me with my counselor Marissa, and I highly recommend Marissa Kent to anyone seeking counseling!

Written by C.A. on Jun 07, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

I joined teen counseling in the hopes of dealing with not only my own personal anxiety but also some longer term questions about the viability of my current relationship. My partner and I both participated in sessions with Marissa and found her to be very kind and thoughtful; a great listener; and responsive (not only to each of us and our unique struggles but also just, generally, available and responsive to our chat messages). Grateful for Marissa’s time and help thus far and the accessibility of the teen counseling platform overall.

Written by B.R. on Jun 03, 2020 after counseling with Marissa for 3 weeks

She’s awesome!

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.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 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