Marisa  Patel
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Marisa Patel

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Not Accepting Online
Granada Hills Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available California therapists on Zencare.

Updated September 26, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Life transitions
  • Stress management
  • Self Exploration and Growth
  • Adolescent mental health

Professional statement

Marisa Patel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist based in Long Beach, California, and is currently seeing California residents via telehealth and walk & talk therapy. Marisa has a special interest in serving adults struggling with academic or occupational stress, emerging adults, teens (15+), and South Asian communities.

Marisa helps clients become more self-aware and discover what’s missing for them. She supports clients who suffer from anxiety or depression, as well as those going through major life transitions. Marisa often asks clients to pay attention to their thought patterns to unveil and work through trapped emotions. Marisa teaches her clients self-empowerment along with helpful tools to deal with future challenges.

Marisa earned her Master’s degree from Pepperdine University. She brings humor, compassion, and a wholehearted connection to each session to ensure that clients feel fully supported. She empowers clients to make changes in their lives to find fulfillment and joy.


Message to clients

If you aren’t feeling like yourself, or perhaps are trying to figure out who “yourself” is, you aren't alone. Maybe you’ve become distant from your friends and family, can’t seem to focus on work or school, and are constantly worrying about the future. All of this has left you feeling overwhelmed and consumed by your thoughts, and in need of support. The first step in tackling all of this is finding the right therapist, which I can understand can be intimidating and unfamiliar.

Within my practice, I value and incorporate collaboration, warmth, humor, and willingness to step out of one’s comfort zone. As your therapist, I’ll help you identify and shift emotions, thoughts, and patterns that are keeping you stuck. My goal is to broaden self-awareness, give you the tools to deal with future challenges, and guide you in achieving wellness and a more positive sense of self.

As an Indian-American, I understand the struggles that come with navigating cross-cultural and intergenerational dynamics. Trying to balance two cultures, and life in general, can often bring up feelings frustration, sadness, and guilt. Together we can find a healthy and peaceful balance between your upbringing and personal autonomy.

Therapy is a unique opportunity to reconnect with yourself and others, and I hope to build a meaningful connection with you from which you grow. If you think I may be a good fit, please reach out for a free phone or video consultation.


Specialties

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

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

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

Self Exploration and Growth - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through exploration of one's values, upbringing, and interests

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Marisa Patel is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $145 (50min)
  • Initial session: $145 (75min)
  • Couples sessions: $160 (75min)
  • Family sessions: $160 (75min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00 AM- 6:00 PM
  • Tue 9:00 AM- 6:00 PM
  • Wed 9:00 AM- 6:00 PM
  • Thu 9:00 AM- 6:00 PM
  • Fri 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Closed

Granada Hills practice
10722 White Oak Ave. , Suite 5, Granada Hills, California 91344
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tue 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wed 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thu 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri 9:00AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 6 years

ROWI Teen & Parent Wellness Center, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 2019 - 2021
Evolve Treatment Centers, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, 2018 - 2019

Pepperdine University, MA, 2018


Licensure

California: 121432


Languages

English

Gujarati