COUNSELing & Sport Psychology


I have a passion for helping us all identify with, and remove those barriers that block us from living in our true most authentic selves.  Living authentically provides us with a sense of peace, lasting happiness, and contentment.  Living authentically allows us to love ourselves and others without abandon.  Living authentically is a lifelong journey that takes courage, as we turn towards our fears and shortcomings.  When we turn towards our fears with compassionate courage, transformation happens. 

I offer a blend of therapeutic styles; weaving together, body awareness, cognitive reasoning, and personal empowerment skills all delivered in a calm and nurturing manner.

I use my own experience as an athlete to bring together both the mind and the body as one.  Often our physical efforts can not be fully optimal because our mental, emotional, and spiritual faculties are not in alignment.  Mental sabotage can prevent us from training and competing well.   Using body awareness techniques and challenging our negative "self talk",  I strive to help all of us reach our full physical and athletic potential. 

$80.00 per session

Sliding Scale sessions available upon request, with appropriate discussion. 

* I do not accept health insurance

"I can honestly say that choosing to work with Marisa has been one of the best decisions I have ever made.  Through our work, I found my authentic self again.  I have grown as a human-emotionally, intellectually, and athletically into the person that is 100% myself!"-client

“Marisa has literally changed me.  She makes me laugh, and she has listened to me when I cried. She always believes in me even when I don’t believe in myself. I will always be grateful to Marisa for making me believe in myself.”-client



The Wound is the place where the Light enters you.


  • My fullest attention
  • Kindness and compassion
  • Concrete tips and tools
  • A professional and practical approach
  • Followup correspondence