Explore compassionate and skilled psychotherapy with Marissa Penn, LMSW. Specializing in co-occurring disorders, PTSD, and more, she offers a safe and validating therapeutic experience.

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Marissa Penn, LMSW

Transformative Psychotherapy for Holistic Well-being

Marissa Penn, LMSW, brings nearly a decade of experience in psychotherapy, complemented by a background in law advocating for underserved communities. Educated at NYU’s Silver School of Social Work, Marissa transitioned from law to psychotherapy, finding her true calling in making deep, meaningful human connections. She is empathetic, warm, and open-minded, specializing in treating adults with co-occurring disorders such as substance use disorders, PTSD, mood disorders, and personality disorders. 

Top Specialties:

  • Addiction
  • Alcohol Use
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Relationship Issues
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women’s Issues

Marissa is currently enhancing her skills in EMDR, focusing on trauma-related therapy. Outside the therapy room, she enjoys nature, cooking, the arts, and international travel, and aspires to earn a PhD and teach in the future.

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Personal Philosophy or Approach

Marissa’s therapeutic philosophy is centered on creating a safe, validating, and empowering space for her clients. She believes in the power of therapy to make individuals feel lighter and more empowered after each session. Her approach combines various therapeutic techniques, tailored to the unique needs of each individual. 

Marissa’s empathetic and relational style fosters an environment where clients can openly explore their thoughts and feelings, leading to transformative healing and personal growth.

Treatment Approach:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychoanalytic Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Therapy
  • Relational Therapy
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Insurances Accepted & Appointment Information

Marissa Penn is dedicated to providing accessible psychotherapy services. She accepts a comprehensive range of insurances, including:

  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Anthem | Elevance
  • Beacon Health Options | Carelon
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna and Evernorth
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • HealthFirst
  • HIP | Health Plan of New York
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MetroPlus Health Plan
  • NYSHIP | NY State Empire Plan
  • Optum
  • Oscar Health
  • UMR
  • UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

Embark on your path to healing and empowerment with Marissa Penn, LMSW. Schedule your session today and experience a transformative therapeutic journey.

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