• Marissa Zerby, Associate Therapist, MA (She/her)

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    I believe that relationships are a core part of the human experience. Our relationships can shape us in positive ways that help our growth and provide us with support, and they can also shape us in negative ways that can impede our growth. I help clients examine their relationships both current and historical and how those relationships may be impacting the present time. Through examining relational bonds, patterns often emerge that allow us to make changes that align with your goals.

    Through my time working with clients and my own personal therapy journey, I have learned that authenticity is an important part of the work. I work with my clients to help them identify their authenticity by showing up as the most accurate version of myself. I have experience working with couples, families, and individuals from all backgrounds. My clinical and research experience has led me to work within the LGBTQIA+ community and focusing on relational experiences that are unique to the community, to create inclusive therapy opportunities. As a neurodivergent therapist, I also enjoy working with neurodivergent clients, especially those who are late diagnosed and navigating the emotions that come along with that journey.

    I hold a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Mansfield University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University. I am also currently working on my dissertation for my PhD in Couple and Family Therapy from Antioch University. When I’m not in the office working with clients I can be found spending time with my friends, discussing books, movies, and my newest hobby Dungeons and Dragons. I also spend a lot of time with my two cats who like to lay on my keyboard while I’m writing my dissertation.

    If you’ve connected with anything above and think we would make a good therapeutic team, please reach out to schedule. I look forward to learning more about you through our work together.

    My therapeutic approaches are:

    • Bowenian Family Therapy
    • Client Centered
    • Humanistic

    Memberships:

    American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT)

    Licenses:

    Marissa is currently working under direct supervision to further enhance her clinical expertise in treatment for couples, family, and individuals experiencing complex trauma, mood disorders, and working with the LGBTQ+ population among other skills while accruing her clinical hours towards independent licensure.