Marisa  Etting

Marisa Etting

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC

Certification in Perinatal Mental Health, PMH-C

Not accepting new clients in Providence practice (updated June 05, 2020)

Accepting new clients for morning, afternoon, evening, & daytime appointments in Narragansett practice (updated June 05, 2020)

Offers Online Sessions

Specialties & Expertise

  • Postpartum mood disorders
  • College stress management
  • Perfectionism
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Infertility
  • Work-life balance
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Parenting support
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Professional statement

Marisa Etting is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional, and the owner of the group practice, ME Psychotherapy. She specializes in women's mental health, postpartum depression, perfectionism, self-esteem issues, infertility, relationship difficulties, academic stress, and parenting support. She also sees individuals experiencing challenging life transitions, such as adjusting to college and separating from one's family.

Marisa enjoys helping mothers and couples adjust to new parenthood and has received specific training in postpartum mental health. She understands that parenthood involves both physical and mental change, and aids her clients in finding balance to deal with these shifts and the demands of adaptation. For new mothers, she offers support around challenges such as postpartum depression, insomnia, and attachment issues with babies. She finds that perinatal concerns can dramatically improve with better coping skills, and that therapy can help mothers realize growth both as an individual and as a parent.

Marisa utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Mindfulness Practices, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Brief Solution Based Therapy, and Supportive Therapy to give her clients a comprehensive approach to mental health. No matter the situation, Marisa is dedicated to creating a safe and non-judgmental space for her clients to feel heard and understood. She is Perinatal Mental Health Certified (PMH-C).

Message to clients

Have you been wanting to take better care of yourself, set boundaries in relationships, and feel good about choices you make? Imagine a space where you can open up to a non biased and caring professional in a safe and judgement-free environment. ME Psychotherapy is that place. With a variety of caring professionals, we guarantee that you will be matched with a person who meets your needs and will guide you on a path towards wellness. Take the leap and put yourself first today.


Postpartum mood disorders - Coping with persistent feelings of sadness, exhaustion, and/or being overwhelmed after the birth of a child; developing strategies for more positive thought patterns and behaviors

College stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others

Self-esteem issues - Cultivating self-compassion, assertiveness, and confidence; developing ways to reduce suffering, anxiety, social withdrawal, and self-neglect

Infertility - Understanding infertility interventions and solutions; support during decision-making processes; coping with fertility problems and pregnancy loss

Work-life balance - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses

Relationship difficulties - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

Parenting support - Helping parents develop and implement strategies to address challenges that arise throughout childrearing; managing stress and increasing support

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $65 - $150
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Emotional support animal letter: $125 (N/A)

Therapist's note

Marisa can provide you with paperwork for reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network sessions.


Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Providence practice

194 Waterman Street

Providence, RI 02906

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Narragansett practice

118 Point Judith Road

Narragansett, RI 02882

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Work and Education

Private Practice, 2009 - Present

Certification in Perinatal Mental Health, PMH-C

East Bay Center, Outpatient Therapist, 2004 - 2009

Community Counseling of Bristol County, Case Manager, 2001 - 2004

North American Family Institute, Specialized Foster Care Clinician 2008 - 2009


  • English

Professional endorsements

Camille Williams, CNM

I absolutely recommend Marisa Etting for general psychotherapy and, especially, for pregnant and postpartum women. I have referred many of my patients to Marisa and they have benefitted greatly from therapy with her.

Kristen Acciari, LICSW

Marisa has a down-to-earth, relatable, and compassionate demeanor that puts people at ease. Her emphasis on professionalism, competency, and high-quality care create an environment that clients can feel good about.