Marissa  Williams

Marissa Williams

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Resilience Lab Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Brooklyn Not Accepting In-person

Please note that at this time, I'm unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans.

Updated January 31, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma

Professional statement

Marissa is a supportive and compassionate therapist who advocates for her clients' healing. With a LMSW from Columbia University, Marissa has honed her experience in helping individuals navigate their challenges and achieve personal growth.

Drawing from a wide range of therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Marissa tailors her approach to meet the specific needs of each client. She possess a deep understanding of the complexities of the human mind and emotions, enabling her to provide insightful and effective interventions.

Marissa specializes in anxiety disorders, depression, trauma, and relationship issues. Through her training and experiences, she has developed a nuanced understanding of these areas and the underlying factors contributing to them. She offers a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions, empowering them to gain insights and develop strategies for positive change.

In therapy sessions, Marissa fosters a warm and empathetic environment where clients feel heard, validated, and supported. She actively listens to clients' concerns, providing guidance and feedback while encouraging their active participation in the therapeutic process. Marissa believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship and works collaboratively with clients to create a customized treatment plan that aligns with their goals.

By utilizing her knowledge and evidence-based techniques, Marissa equips clients with practical tools and coping strategies to overcome challenges and promote emotional well-being. She provides guidance and psychoeducation to enhance clients' understanding of their experiences.

Marissa's ultimate goal is to empower clients to live fulfilling and meaningful lives. She believes that every individual possesses inherent strengths and resilience, and through therapy, she helps clients to tap into those resources.


Message to clients

I became a therapist because I believe in the power of healing and growth. I understand how it feels to be overwhelmed, lost, and unsure of where to turn. But I also know the incredible strength that lies within each individual. My mission is to guide you on a journey of self-discovery, providing unwavering support, empathy, and understanding. Together, we will explore the depths of your experiences, unraveling the layers of pain and unlocking your inner resilience. I want to empower you to break free from the grip of anxiety, depression, trauma, or attachment issues and find a renewed sense of purpose, joy, and authenticity. You deserve a life filled with happiness, and I am here to help you navigate the path toward lasting transformation.


Specialties

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

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

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

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

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




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of California Berkeley Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet Student)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150

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 7am - 7pm
  • Tue 7am - 7pm
  • Wed 7am - 7pm
  • Thu 7am - 7pm
  • Fri 7am-5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Brooklyn practice
248 McKibbin St, 4C, Brooklyn, New York 11206
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 Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Resilience Lab, Therapist, 2023 - Present

Columbia University, Masters, 2023


Licensure

New York: 119939


Languages

English