MARISSA PATSEY LPCC
Psychotherapist & LGBTQIAA+ Consultant
WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR VISIT
Supporting growth in self-awareness helps us lean into who we are, accept ourselves, and look at growth edges that may be painful or scary. As a therapist, I encourage my clients to achieve better ways of engaging with problems of living and improve personal well-being by expanding self-awareness and developing interpersonal communication skills.
In utilizing a clinical, Gestalt-oriented, developmental lens with evidence-based approaches, I support clients where they are and as they engage in the therapeutic process.
Working collaboratively with clients, we become curious about your life and patterns of interacting with others; whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, or trauma; or are exploring who you are and how you want to live in the world; or feel stuck in your life and relationships and yearn for personal growth.
"We don't see the world as it is, we see it as we are."
I enjoy working with clients to co-create a supportive environment in which you can grow in awareness of yourself; both those aspects you may know and appreciate as well as those we struggle to own and integrate into our sense of self.
$150 for 50 minute session
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I take payment at the time of the session.
You can pay by cash, check, credit, or debit card.
I do not accept insurance.
CONSULTATION AND TRAINING
I consult with individual practitioners and create trainings for mental health providers and organizations to increase competency, knowledge, and skill in working with LGBTQIAA+ clients and communities.
I also teach a master's-level course for counseling students to expand competencies in supporting LGBTQIAA+ clients.
Please contact me for more information on possibilities and rates for consultation and trainings.
I am a psychotherapist and consultant practicing in Cleveland Heights.
In 2007 I received a BA in philosophy and political theory from John Carroll University. After several years of working for local nonprofit organizations in fundraising and stewardship, I took the leap of shifting careers to join the helping professions. My graduate training is in clinical mental health counseling at Cleveland State University (CSU) and the Gestalt Training Program (GTP XVIII) at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland.
One of my passions is to expand clinical competencies for marginalized populations and as a result I created and co-teach a course at CSU on "Counseling LGBTQ Clients", one of only a handful of such classes in the country. I also provide continuing education workshops and trainings on supporting LGBTQ clients as well as on the role of mental health counselors in psychedelic psychotherapy to local agencies, organizations, and academic institutions.
A native Ohioan, I enjoy being and foraging in nature, spending time with family and furry loved ones, and playing music with friends.
Cleveland Clinic LGBTQ+ Health & Care
AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland
Social / Advocacy / Support
LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland
Ethical Guidelines and Standards of Care
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
Endocrine Society Standards of Care
Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling (ALGBTIC)
Advocacy / Support
National Center for Transgender Equality
Youth, Parents and Families