Marissa Hathaway is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She attended Texas Woman’s University, receiving a B.S. in Psychology, and shortly thereafter graduated with her M.S. in Counseling and Development.
Marissa has worked in psychiatric stabilization hospitals and as an outpatient provider in private practice. She has experience with multiple populations, ranging from severe mental illness to those struggling with depression and anxiety or adjustment disorders. Marissa has a wide range of knowledge of community resources. Currently, she works with adolescents, young adults, and adults. She also enjoys working with issues related to substance abuse, grief and loss, Veterans and First Responders, single motherhood, mood disorders, self-esteem, and codependency.
Her goal is to help you, the client, become the most authentic version of yourself possible, realize your potential, and understand the most important relationship you will ever have is the one you have with yourself.
I believe the most important relationship you will ever have is the one with yourself. If you aren’t living in a way that is genuine to you, your life can sometimes feel chaotic, conflicted, depressing or even detached. We have the potential to be the most genuine versions of ourselves and live in a way that we feel validated and confident in ourselves and our abilities. I believe validating, empathic and compassionate care is where the therapeutic journey begins. I take pride in having a more personable and authentic approach with my clients and getting to know their stories, rather than diagnosing and reducing problematic symptoms. I also believe that while we may not have chosen the traumas that occurred to us, we can choose how we heal from them.
I enjoy working with young adults (18 – 26) but also work with teens and adults of all ages. I work mostly from a Cognitive Behavioral perspective, but also love exploring my client’s issues through ‘parts work’ – an exploration of the different parts of you that can sometimes come into conflict or collide with one another. Parts work can be extremely transformative in healing wounds that we have carried. Additionally, I am EMDR trained, which is an evidenced-based therapy that works with traumatic memories and how they are stored in our brains. EMDR is indicated for long-standing depression and/or anxiety issues, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress, and substance abuse issues.
I look forward to helping you on your journey.