Hi there. I am Marissa Sherov, Psychotherapist and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. I have been practicing clinical social work for over 10 years. I received my Masters Degree in Social Work from Fordham University. I have studied and practiced Mindfulness for 15 plus years and it is what guides both my professional and personal life. Utilizing Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy, I will help you deepen your relationship with your body, reduce stress, get healthy, understand and regulate your emotions, and calm your restless mind.
In 2019 I received my Integrative Nutrition Health Coaching certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. 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, color, age, or ability. I offer self-compassionate therapy and teach intuitive eating techniques to adults who struggle with disordered eating, body image, and connection. I help you find peace in your body and improve your relationship with food.
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 have committed 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.
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 you progress towards your goals, what is even more important to me is my ability to be human right along side you. In our sessions together I will say more than "mmmm...I see." I will partner with you in your healing process to restore and maintain your wellness. Together we will identify the problem areas in your life and work towards finding balance and peace. I will help you reduce your anxiety, ease your sadness, and improve your coping skills. I promise to be nonjudgmental and meet you where you are at with compassion and empathy. I will help you reclaim your life, find your passion and purpose, and restore your sanity. I welcome crying, laughing, and cursing in our sessions because let's face it, life is often a total cluster *@#!.