Hi there. I am Marissa Sherov. Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Holistic Psychotherapist, and Perinatal & Reproductive Mental Health Specialist.
Seeking help takes courage. It requires vulnerability which can be scary and intimidating. I have spent many years fine tuning my areas of expertise and while my 15 plus years of experience and training play a huge role in helping individuals progress towards their goals, what is even more important to me is my ability to be human right along side them.
My Approach, Philosophy, & Training:
I utilize a trauma-informed and holistic approach to psychotherapy by incorporating various mind-body interventions including: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I work with adults who are struggling to adjust to life transitions, cope with anxiety, manage depression, feeling less overwhelmed, improve the quality of their life, and so much more. I assist them in healing from grief and trauma and teach coping strategies to help them feel grounded and more at peace.
I believe that nourishment comes from more than just food on our plates, and that all bodies are worthy of love, pleasure, and justice, no matter size, shape, ethnic background, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, or ability. In 2019 I completed my training as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from The Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I am a big believer in the benefits of consuming foods that fuel our minds and our bodies without being confined to a certain diet. Optimal physical and mental health is not a one-size fits all approach. I offer self-compassionate therapy and teach Intuitive Eating techniques to adults who struggle with food freedom, body image, and connection.
I am trained in the diagnosis and treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) and certified as a Perinatal Mental Health clinician (PMH-C) by Postpartum Support International. I have been trained by Karen Kleiman, MSW, LCSW, The Director of the Postpartum Stress Center in Philadelphia and received post-graduate certificate training in the Assessment, Treatment, and Advanced Clinical Practice of PMADs. Today I work with adults to help them navigate challenges along their journey to parenthood. I help them cope with the emotional and mental load of trying to conceive; manage feelings of grief, loss, anxiety, and depression; to heal from trauma; adjust to motherhood; and so much more.
In addition to working with individuals in psychotherapy, I also facilitate workshops and support groups; consult with agencies to assist in program development; create social media content; and contribute to blogs and other mental health literature.
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