I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I obtained both my undergraduate and graduate degree from Nova Southeastern University. After I completed my graduate degree I did my internship at a residential facility that served adolescent females who had either a criminal or drug charge. During my time in my internship I gained experience in individual, family and couples counseling.
I specialize in working with individuals who struggle with coping with everyday life situations. I have helped these adolescents improve their everyday functioning by developing techniques that will help them better handle difficult situations. I have been working with adolescents providing individual counseling for over 6 years. I provide my clients with a safe and non-judgmental space, where together we address treatment goals, build on strengths, and support opportunities for change.
- Relationship issues
I also have experience in Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Depression, Coaching
LMHC #MH13362 (Expires: 2021-03-01)
Excellent therapist. The first therapist I have ever had who really helped me make significant life changes. Cannot recommend her enough.
Maryssa is on point with how she redirects my focus! She is kind and assertive and also listens well!
Maryssa really helped me to overcome my problems that sabotaged my life and relationship. It was a pleasure talking to her and I can recommend her to everyone who wants to have healthier relationships. Thanks again!
Maryssa is amazing. My daughter connected with her right away and she gave her clear goals to overcome her fears. My daughter is now a more confident young lady. I am forever thankful!
So far, in addition to the emails and text messages, I have had a couple of physical conversations with Maryssa which I have found to be very productive. The important thing is that these conversations are ran how I need them. For example, for the majority of time I had done the majority of the talking as I needed to off load my thoughts and Maryssa would support with short comments and advice. During other moments, Maryssa has pressed a particular point to enable to get some more depth and clarity to support the development of further discussion and/or next steps. I am very happy with the way things are progressing.
Having had 3 sessions now with her, I honestly think she’s great. First consult, despite me be a little guarded, she honed in on some of the issues and drew pressing concerns out and also gave me practical suggestions how to work through things between sessions. She’s also great at responding to messages when hesitant or stuck which has been a great support. While she’s here for me and my issues, she’s also shown a caring, gentle hand when encouraging me to get things done. I would recommend her to others.
Maryssa has a warm and friendly style of counselling, she felt like a friend but a very knowledgable and skilled friend. She has helped me a LOT this past month. I will miss her but I will be back.
I'm new to therapy and its not easy for me to ask for help. Maryssa is very easy to talk to and is on cue when it comes to her responses and advice/questions she gives and ask.
Fantastic support. The therapy has been spot on in terms of identifying triggers and causes of the underlying issues. So of her analysis has brought me to tears with how spot on and real they have been and this has helped as I feel she truly understands my issues
Maryssa is a very understanding and thoughtful person and counselor, she helped me face my problems head on and be true to what I want.
I thank her for her help and appreciate her support.