Hi there.  I am Marissa Sherov. Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Holistic Psychotherapist, and Perinatal & Reproductive Mental Health Specialist.
My life changed forever when I became a mother.  My journey to becoming a mom 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 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 2020 I became the Director of Mental Health Services 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 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 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 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. 

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