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Marissa Sala(she/her)
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
New York

In-network with

Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield New York (formerly Empire), Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and Cigna

Specializes in

Anxiety, Depression, Maternal Mental Health, Relationship Issues, and Women's Issues

Great to meet you!

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor with over a decade of experience working with adolescents and adults from multicultural backgrounds. I am passionate about working with young adults and adults struggling with depression, anxiety and with the most challenging parts of life, work, and relationships.

A bit about my approach to therapy

My approach is very collaborative; my goal is meet you where you are, nurture your strengths, and together, develop a plan to reach your goals. I help clients work through emotion dysregulation that occurs from mood, anxiety and other disorders, as well as the demands of our face-paced, sometimes stressful, world. I primarily use frameworks from CBT and DBT to target emotional distress and intrusive negative thinking.

What you can expect from our first session

Together we'll create a comfortable, culturally sensitive environment where you can work on increasing self-compassion through understanding your thoughts and behaviors. Using validation and change strategies, I hope to guide you to achieve your goals and build meaning in your life. Taking steps to enter therapy can be difficult - I'm glad you made it here!


Marissa's style is

Inquisitive
Solution-oriented
Warm

Insurance carriers Marissa accepts

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield New York (formerly Empire)
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Cigna

More about Marissa

MS (Master of Science) at Hunter College, School of Social Work
License type: LMHC (New York)
Gender: Female
Ethnicity: Caucasian
Languages: English
Works with: Adolescents, Adults, and Seniors
More specialties: Bipolar Disorder, LGBTQIA+, ADD/ADHD, Family Issues, Stress, Grief, Loss, Trauma, and OCD
Modalities: Motivational Interviewing, Trauma Focused, Behavior Modification, Relational, Interpersonal, Strength-Based, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment (ACT), Psychodynamic, Attachment-based, and Schema