Marissa H. Million, LCSW

Marissa H. Million, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Marissa has been working with individuals, children and families since 2014. She received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Appalachian State University in 2014. Through earning this degree and interning through the local Department of Social Services she found that her passion was to receive her Masters degree in Social Work, also from Appalachian State University in 2016, to begin working more clinically with those in need. While obtaining her Master’s degree, she began working directly with the homeless population in her community to help in the rebuilding the lives of those experiencing homelessness and provide them with the support and guidance to become self-sufficient. Marissa then began working as an Intensive In-home Therapist in 2017 specializing in supporting youth and their family with complex trauma and behavior concerns. Marissa has also provided supervision support as a Clinical Intensive In-home Supervisor for a team of four counselors for two years ensuring that all children whom enter the program are receiving the best, evidence based, care available. Marissa obtained her full licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LCSW in January 2020.

Marissa has helped many individuals in the healing process who suffer from severe and complex trauma. She is proficient in trauma work and has worked with individuals who have been victims of numerous trauma types including, physical abuse, neglect, sexual assault and sexual abuse. She is also well versed in anxiety disorders, depression, and other stress related disorders. She has comprehensive experience working specifically with adolescents and their families in a variety of extreme circumstances. She also has experience in working with adults who desire to process past trauma experiences or are in need of support through current life stressors. 

Marissa is trained a multitude of therapies that is continuously growing, including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Play Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Collaborative Problem Solving, Brainspotting, Psychodynamic Therapy and Family Systems Therapy.

“Whether you are seeking to create a change in your life, having difficulty coping with a life stressor or situation, wanting to process past trauma, or simply wanting to gain more self-awareness. I am here to fully support your individual goals and needs as you explore and continue your personal growth. As a therapist, it is important to me that I create a safe environment for you to explore, tell, and embrace your story. My therapy approach is compassionate, collective and client lead. I firmly believe in the power of a genuine connection and attuning with someone in a non-judgmental therapeutic space to allow someone to access their own strength and achieve personal growth. ”

Marissa's educational achievements are:

  • Bachelors of Sociology
  • Masters of Social Work
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Trained in the Gottman Method
  • Trained in Level 1 Brainspotting

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