MEET MARISSA GILBERT
Resident in Social Work
Marissa is a licensed master social worker and clinical social work supervisee who is passionate about guiding people through their thoughts and behaviors to unlock their best personal self. Marissa’s personal journey as a cancer survivor inspired her to pursue a career as a social worker after nearly a decade in corporate and non-profit industries. Through this unique experience, she utilizes a collaborative based approach to partner with clients in leading happier and healthier lives, meeting them wherever they may be in their healing journey.
Marissa supports clients on their journey toward mind-body connection by helping clients develop accessible tools to navigate life’s stressors with the mutual focus being day-to-day progress rather than absolute perfection. Marissa has provided therapy to a diverse population of teens and adults, helping individuals work through stressors associated with trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, chronic pain, and overall health and wellness. Her modalities are tailored to meet the present needs of her clients, utilizing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and Acceptance and Commitment Theory (ACT). In addition, Marissa has a background in trauma-focused interventions.
Marissa has delivered presentations and facilitated workshops in a variety of mental health and wellness areas. Most recent topics include Navigating Grief, Anxiety and Depression Reduction, Managing Chronic Pain, Stress Management and Burnout, Building Healthy Coping Skills and Trauma-Informed Care. In addition to holding a Masters in Social Work from University of Kentucky, Marissa earned an Masters in Policy Analysis and Management and worked in integrated communications and coaching in education and healthcare.
Outside of clinical work, Marissa enjoys traveling, yoga, biking and exploring alongside her husband and two Labradoodles, Carter and Quincy.
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