Marissa Johnson, Therapist in Boston, Massachusetts — Zencare
Marissa  Johnson

Marissa Johnson

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW
Massachusetts Accepting Online
Church Green Not Accepting In-person
Updated September 21, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Life transitions
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Ms. Johnson is a Licensed Certified Social Worker with a background supporting children, adolescents, and adults with a number of presenting concerns. She has experience working with family systems and brings that sensitivity to her work with individuals as well.

Ms. Johnson especially enjoys supporting clients navigating life transitions, as well as clients looking to process, heal, and grow from trauma.

Ms. Johnson appreciates each client's background and various identities, and integrates an understanding of the impacts of societal systems, including systems of oppression, on the individual.

Ms. Johnson strives to create a therapeutic environment that is open, safe, collaborative, and supportive. Her approach in therapy is adaptive and customized to best fit the goals of each client. Specific approaches that she likes to use include Strengths-Based, Client-Centered, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.

In her free time, Ms. Johnson enjoys baking, watching the Red Sox, doing art, and hanging out with her cat.


Message to clients

I work with you to address the stressors that life has thrown at you, that may have left you wanting change, support, validation, clarity, new coping skills, or growth.

I want to support you in identifying what is important to you in life, and to help you build the necessary coping skills to handle challenging times. My approach in therapy is adaptive and customized to best fit the goals of each client. I enjoy collaborating with you, and I strive to create an environment that is open, safe, and supportive.

I believe you are the expert of your own experience. In my role as an empathic facilitator, I acknowledge your experience and create an environment that encourages self-discovery as you work toward your desired growth. I like to identify your strengths and available resources, and to build on those together.

I also appreciate each client's background and various identities, and utilize an equity based lens that integrates an understanding of the impacts of societal systems on the individual.


Specialties

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse




Clientele

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

Insurance

Marissa Johnson 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: $200 (45min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Massachusetts)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Church Green practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Licensure

Massachusetts: 228288


Languages

English