Marisa Petrozziello, NCC, LPC
Licensed Professional Counselor
In 2010, Marisa earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English with minors in Communication and Psychology from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA. Upon returning to New Jersey in 2013, Marisa earned a Master of Science Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University with specializations in Spirituality & Counseling and Child & Adolescent Counseling. During graduate school, Marisa worked as a Mental Health Associate with adults and adolescents in the High Focus Centers Psychological and Substance Use Intensive Outpatient Programs. Marisa was also a clinical intern for the Rutgers UBHC Child & Adolescent Inpatient Unit, as well as Collier Youth Services in Monmouth County, NJ.
Marisa is now a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), National Certified Counselor (NCC), and NJ Board Certified School Counselor. Since 2013, Marisa has provided individual, group, and family counseling to classified students at Collier High School in Wickatunk, NJ.
In her experience, Marisa has learned that to see primarily through a lens of fear results in disorder and imbalance. Her highest goal is to empower clients to realign with their true nature; love. In Marisa’s practice, the therapeutic relationship serves as a model for healing the relationship with oneself as it is based on trust, self-worth, positive regard, and peaceful communication. Her approach to counseling creatively integrates art, music, drama, play, yoga, meditation, and writing. Marisa partners with clients as they uncover strengths and recognize unlimited potential through the transformative process. Marisa’s passion is to travel and experience different cultures so that she can help clients of all backgrounds reconnect with their inner wisdom and experience the wonder of living an authentic life.
Marisa is committed to daily practices of self-exploration rooted in compassion, gratitude, and reflection. She finds joy in watching the sunset, reading a good novel, and practicing yoga. Marisa’s personal growth has been influenced by Brene Brown’s research on shame and vulnerability, Dr. Irvin D. Yalom’s stories of psychotherapy, and Dr. Shefali Tsabary’s theories on consciousness in relationships. Marisa relates to the work of humanistic psychologist Carl Rogers who said “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
Services provided by Marisa
- Teen Issues
- Mindfulness and Meditation
- Transformative Travel