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Marisol Rivera Thurman(She/Her/Hers)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
ConnecticutNew York
Anxiety - Depression-Family issues- Couples counseling-Adolescent mental health-Child mental health-

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Professional statement

Marisol is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience providing services to children, adults, couples and families. She received her Masters in Social Work from Columbia University where she was honored with the National Association of Social Workers Award for Student of the Year.

Seeking excellence as a student also translated to her approach to therapy; Witnessing how the family unit proved such a defining factor in an individual’s life, Marisol pursued extensive training in Family Therapy, including completing three years of post-graduate clinical training at the Family Institute of Westchester. Being a trained Family Therapist does not limit her work to families. Instead, it allows her to use a family systems lens to understand clients within their historical and current family context.

Marisol has also developed expertise in evidence-based clinical interventions that complement her work. She is certified as a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and uses CBT and DBT techniques to help clients achieve lasting and impactful emotional and behavioral shifts. In addition, Marisol is trained in Motivational Interviewing, a technique widely utilized as a catalyst to guide individuals towards higher motivation to change unwanted behaviors.

Message to clients

As a professional therapist, my role is to guide you as you take steps towards positive life changes, healing, and a healthy mind. I am passionate about my work and you will have a real ally in me, always rooting for you while giving you honest and loving feedback.

We can start with a free 15 minute confidential consultation to assess if I can offer the help that is most appropriate for you. If so, we then discuss what would be the most effective modality of treatment. If we determine that I am not a good fit for you, I will try to guide you towards more appropriate service providers. Together we will work to determine a plan of action that best suits your needs.

Treatment begins on a weekly basis, and may eventually transition to biweekly sessions. The length of treatment varies from 12 weeks to longer, depending on a client’s needs and goals. Every therapeutic relationship is unique and there is always an open and honest collaboration regarding goals, frequency and duration of treatment.

My traditional billing time is for 50 minute sessions. Reach out for a free consultation!

Work and Education

Columbia University, MSW, 1996


Connecticut: 010999 - New York: 090718


English, Spanish


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

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

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

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.


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

Locations & Hours

I have limited availability, but happy to talk and see what we can work out!


  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Columbia University Student Health Insurance Plan (Aetna)
  • FIT Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • GEHA
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Trustmark
  • United Healthcare Shared Services

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$150 - $250
  • Initial session:$250 (50min)
  • Couples sessions:$250 (50min)
  • Family sessions:$250 (50min)

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
  • Check
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed