Michael  Marossy
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Michael Marossy

He/Him/His

Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Pasadena Accepting In-person
Updated January 25, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Couples counseling
  • Depression
  • Identity development
  • Trauma
  • Spirituality & religion

Professional statement

Dr. Michael Marossy is a licensed psychologist based in Pasadena, CA who works with teens, adults, and couples and who specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, and engaging with spiritual/religious concerns. He works with clients from a variety of cultural and professional backgrounds, and tends to be a good fit for clients who wish to understand their self and their relationships better as a result of therapy.

Dr. Marossy's psychodynamic and depth-oriented approach improves his clients' abilities to understand themselves and others nonjudgmentally by welcoming them into therapeutic space characterized by warmth, authenticity, and acceptance. He starts by working with his clients to identify treatment goals to address their immediate distress, and then helps them see how that distress relates to longstanding patterns in their internal experiences and/or their relationships. As clients improve their awareness of these patterns and learn to let go of the past and the pain associated with them, they also grow more able to live a free life that is aligned with their genuine sense of who they are and what they value.

Dr. Marossy earned his Ph.D. from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, where his research focused on including faith and spirituality in psychological treatment in ways that are personally and interculturally responsible. He works part-time at Fuller Psychological and Family Services as a Licensed Clinician and Clinical Supervisor and at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology as an Adjunct Professor.

Dr. Marossy's practice is located just off Colorado Boulevard in downtown Pasadena, where he is open for both in-person and teletherapy sessions.


Message to clients

Anxiety, depression, and trauma create lasting wounds that sever our abilities to connect with our selves and others. We get stuck in patterns of thinking, relating, and behaving that cause us great pain, but we can't imagine living any other way. What we need is a relationship--a relationship that allows us to encounter our self and others in a new way. That is what I provide in therapy.

I believe lasting psychological change occurs through relationships. I believe people are complex, and I believe most people go through their lives without ever slowing down to reflect on who they are and how they really want to live. I believe hard things happen to people--tragic and impossible things--and that our best attempts at coping with these experiences in the short term often create the patterns that end up causing us additional pain in the long term.

I don't yet know what that change will look like for you. I don't know what your suffering has been like. But I know I care--and I am confident in my ability to work with you to create a genuine relationship that will allow us to encounter your suffering and what change means for you together.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

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

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

Identity development - Understanding, accepting, and strengthening one’s sense of self through the exploration of family, work, and personal values; addressing issues such as, race, class, gender, and sexual orientation, in the context of self experience

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

Spirituality & religion - Exploring beliefs and practices related to meaning, existence, and spiritual health and healing; enjoying a deeper felt connection with the spiritual dimension of one's life




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • Health Plans Inc.
  • Loyola Marymount University Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Occidental College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Pomona College Student Health Insurance (Aetna)
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan
  • University of Southern California Student Health Insurance (Aetna)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $225 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $175 - $225

Location(s)

Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Pasadena practice
180 North Oakland Ave, Floor 2, Pasadena, California 91101
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu 8:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Fuller Psychological and Family Services , Part-Time Clinician and Clinical Supervisor, 2022 - Present
Fuller Theological Seminary , Adjunct Professor , 2023 - Present
Meier Clinics , Clinical Intern in Health Service Psychology, 2021 - 2022
Azusa Pacific University Counseling Center , Clinician , 2020 - 2021
Fuller Psychological and Family Services, Clinician & Assessment Clerk , 2019 - 2020
Vanguard University Counseling Center , Clinician , 2018 - 2019

Fuller Graduate School of Psychology , Ph.D. , 2022
Fuller Theological Seminary , Master's in Theology , 2013


Licensure

California: 34602


Languages

English