Marissa  Friedberg
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Marissa Friedberg

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Updated December 14, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Stress management
  • Social anxiety

Professional statement

Marissa Friedberg is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional located in Brooklyn, NY. Marissa is an expert on anxiety. She works with clients whose anxiety leads to constant self-doubt, negative self-image, reoccurring rumination, emotional cycles, and feelings of depression. Sometimes, her clients suffer from physical manifestations of anxiety, such as panic attacks, stomachaches, headaches, or insomnia. Her goal is to teach clients stress management techniques so they can challenge their anxiety and decrease their symptoms.



Marissa practices Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This therapy modality is evidence-based and has shown efficacy in treating anxiety and depression. CBT centers around thoughts and thought patterns. Clients challenge their negative thought patterns, such as the ones that make unfounded assumptions or the ones that amount to debilitating self-criticism. By addressing these thought patterns, clients might find themselves feeling less anxious. Marissa also teaches clients various coping strategies for moments of distress. Clients can use these strategies when they begin to feel anxious or when they’re exposed to their triggers. Marissa encourages clients to find the coping strategies that work best for them, whether that’s deep breathing, tactile grounders, mantras, or visualizations.



Marissa earned the Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional credential after extensive training and experience working with clients who suffer from anxiety. She believes that the client should be the center of each session, and that clients should determine where the conversation takes them. Through working with Marissa, clients establish healthy routines around their thoughts and triggers so they can live less anxious lives.


Message to clients

Starting therapy can be difficult and finding the right therapist is essential. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, nurturing space to help you reach your goals. Whether you are struggling with symptoms of anxiety or depression or are having difficulty managing life’s stressors, I am here to provide you with the guidance you may need. You will take the lead and direct the conversation but we will be taking this journey together. While working together we will explore the thought patterns, behaviors and triggers keeping you from living your best life and together we will find the best coping skills for you.


Specialties

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

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

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) - Reducing unwanted intrusive thoughts and rituals by gradually building comfort and confidence facing difficult fears, thoughts, and emotions

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

Social anxiety - Helping clients increase confidence and ability to interact with others amidst fear of being judged, worry about embarrassment, or concern about offending others




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (45min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

I work with the Headway platform, which verifies your Insurance coverage & copay, before we begin our therapy sessions. Headway will also process self pay client payments.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7:15pm-9pm
  • Tue 7:15pm-9pm
  • Wed 7:15pm-9pm
  • Thu 7:15pm-9pm
  • Fri 2pm-6pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 10 years


Touro College, Master of Science, Mental Health Counseling, 2014
Brooklyn College, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, 2011


Licensure

New York: 007678-01


Languages

English