Marissa L. Connelly, LMSW
Adults & Couples
My main purpose in conducting psychotherapy is to assist individuals in achieving a more integrated self, free of encumbering negative symptoms that can be so plaguing, and bolstered by a confidence and self love that will serve them in allowing an enriched experience of each area of their life.
The place at which one makes the decision to enter treatment is a rich and valuable one, often born out of a real desire for change, however that may manifest. Therapy can at its best be a school of the self — one in which the patient and therapist collaborate to determine the contents of the self and their personal meaning.
I highly value this relationship and the process that occurs within it. As such, I prioritize providing a safe space (both physically and emotionally) in which I can work collaboratively with each individual to explore what is brought into the room. I believe that it is in a stable, judgement-free zone that one can reach the vulnerability necessary for healing from emotional pain and achieving one’s best self.
I have experience working with diverse array of people and welcome each individual and circumstance to determine treatment modality. I use psychodynamic dialogue, art therapy, play therapy, and other psychotherapeutic modalities to help each individual find their voice and look more deeply within to resolve any conflicts which may restrict happiness, functionality, and fulfillment.
Marissa L. Connelly is an LMSW (Licensed Master of Social Work) with a BFA in Visual and Critical Studies from School of Visual Arts and an MSW from Columbia University in the city of New York.