Hi, I'm Marissa.

Having a mother with Borderline Personality Disorder, I’ve had to move through my own trials and heal many of my own wounds.  I’ve learned how to hold my own pain and find joy after the pain.  I am now here to stay with you in your pain and discomfort until you’re through the other side.

My own journey through PTSD was like walking with a bucket of ice-water on my head.  Known and unknown triggers would come along, throwing me off balance and splashing icy cold pain, anger, and hurt over me and anyone around me.   Through my own work, education and training, I’ve learned how to heal my inner children, find playfulness and trust, and be kinder to myself.  Now I am excited to teach these gifts to you.

Using treatments such as EMDR, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Gottman Method Couples Counseling I can help you:
·      Feel more connected to friends and partners
·      Feel secure in relationships
·      Feel confident in your own choices
·      Feel a sense of power over your own destiny

Along my own healing journey I’ve learned to use humor and playful sarcasm, along with a no-nonsense approach to help make the pain more bearable.  I’ve helped both individuals and couples with C-PTSD move through their struggles and find compassion and grace for their own experiences.  I’ve helped them find joy and reclaim their own story.

To take the first step in writing your next chapter, fill out the contact form for a free 15 min consultation.

- Marissa Engel, LCSW


- Marissa Engel, LCSW
Founder, Help Your Mind Counseling

our services

Panic attacks
Suicidal thoughts
Grief and loss
Couple &
family difficulties

therapeutic modalities

Including but not limited to:
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Self-relations Therapy
  • Gottman Method Couples Counseling
  • Passionate Marriage Couples Counseling

We're here for you

Are you ready to get on the path to a healthier you? Get in touch with Help Your Mind Counseling today to get started!