Hi there. I am Marissa Sherov.
My life changed forever when I became a mom of twin boys in 2013. My journey to becoming a mother wasn't easy and once I became one, everything I thought I knew about balance was put to the test. Juggling work and my home life, managing my ever changing emotions, being the mom I wanted to be to my babies, trying to find myself in my new role, keeping up with my relationships, taking care of myself, maintaining my mindfulness practice and my physical health....it was all so overwhelming. It wasn't until I became a parent myself that I realized just how much support and connection we really need. I now have committed my career to working towards breaking the stigma of infertility, motherhood, and parenting.
I am trained in the diagnosis and treatment of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs) by Postpartum Support International. I have been trained and mentored 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 parents to help them navigate challenges in their new roles, find balance, decrease their anxiety, improve their mood, feel connected with their baby, and so much more. In 2020 I became the Mental Health Director at The Nesting Place, which is a wellness center based in Long Island created for moms by moms. We provide a comprehensive and holistic treatment approach to meet the various needs of all moms along their motherhood journey.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is an integral part to the healing process. I work hard at creating trust and safety with those that I work with by providing an honest, authentic, and nonjudgmental presence. By utilizing a holistic approach to psychotherapy, I incorporate various mind-body interventions including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy. 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, age, or ability. In 2019 I completed my training as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching 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 have spent many years fine tuning my areas of expertise and while my 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. In my sessions I say more than "mmmm...I see." I meet all of my clients where they are at and with compassion and empathy. I partner with them in their healing process to restore and maintain their wellness. Together we identify the problem areas in their lives and work towards finding balance and peace. I help them reduce anxiety, ease their sadness, and improve their coping skills. I help them reclaim their lives, find their passion and purpose, and improve their quality of life. I welcome crying, laughing, and cursing in my office because let's face it, life is often a total cluster *@#!.