Marissa Block, LGPC
Practicing Since: 2016
Disorders Served: ADD/ADHD, Addiction (Process i.e. food, gambling, other), Addiction (Sexual), Addiction (Substance Dependence i.e. drugs/alcohol), Adoption/Foster Care, Anger Management, Anxiety/Panic, Autism, Behavioral Issues, Bipolar Disorder, Blended Family, Career Counseling, Chronic Illness/Pain, Codependency, Couples Intensive, Depression, Disability, Divorce, Domestic Abuse/Violence, Eating Disorders, Geriatric, Grief/Bereavement, Infertility, Infidelity, Loss/Abandonment, Marital/Premarital, Military/Families of Military, Miscarriages, OCD, Oncology, Personality Disorders, PTSD, Self-esteem/self-worth, Self-harm, Sex Therapy, Sexual Abuse, Sleep/Insomnia, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma
Special Populations Served: Children 3+, Adolescents, Adults, Couples (Pre-Martial & Marital), Families, Same Sex Relationship, Transgender
*Offers Video Counseling
What Clients Can Expect: Clients can expect an accepting and warm environment, collaboration of treatment goals and interventions to achieve those goals, and encouragement of personal responsibility and positive change.Marissa has been trained in EMDR and am passionate about the desensitization and reprocessing of traumatic memories.She also has experience studying and utilizing Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and other mindfulness techniques.Marissa has completed the introduction and advanced courses in Play therapy and have subsequently received training and employed play therapy techniques in therapy.Marissa uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques, as well as solution-focused and strengths-based therapy. She believes in a multi-faceted and holistic approach to treatment, incorporating mind and body. She values the importance of addressing personal identity, maladaptive thoughts and behaviors, social skills, utilization of resources, and self-care. She is passionate about tailoring therapy to the individual needs of each client, family, or couple.
About: Marissa worked at the University of Missouri-St. Louis Counseling and Social Advocacy Center and provided psychotherapy primarily to college and graduate students in 2016. In 2017, she worked at Agape Christian Counseling Services, a non-profit agency in St. Louis, Missouri whose mission is to serve the St. Louis community regardless of ability to pay.Marissa served individuals and couples throughout the lifespan and with varying issues and/or clinical diagnoses while working with Agape until April 2018.She moved to Baltimore with her significant other in May of 2018.
Marissa gained experience counseling children and adolescents from her 8-year involvement at Camp Weloki – an organization that teaches girls valuable life lessons and initiating the process of self-discovery. Marissa earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Missouri – Columbia and her Masters of Education in Clinical Counseling at University of Missouri – St. Louis. Marissa is a Licensed Graduate Professional and National Board Certified Counselor.