She/Her/HersLicensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT Certified Yoga Instructor
Marissa Tolero (she/her) is a licensed psychotherapist and certified yoga instructor with a virtual private practice in New York State. She specializes in LGBTQIA+ matters, women’s obstacles, and race and identity issues. Her work entails deconstruction of white supremacy, patriarchy, capitalism, and colonization as they relate to identity.
Marissa’s practice is holistic and unique in that she integrates talk therapy, yoga, and meditation into every session. She utilizes therapeutic approaches such as compassion-focused therapy, mindfulness, person-centered therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy.
Marissa received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine and her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from the City College of New York. She obtained her 200-hour yoga teacher certification from Three Sisters Yoga and is currently in training for a 300-hour certification. In her previous role as a therapist on a college campus in Queens, she launched a health and wellness program for LGBTQIA+ students which she presented at two national conferences. She also helped open the campus' first LGBTQIA+ resource center and led the college's only LGBTQIA+ therapy group.
LGBTQIA, gender, and sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Race & cultural identity - Exploring topics of racial, cultural, and ethnic background as it relates to one’s family origins and personal identity
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.
Perfectionism - Coping with feelings of anxiety, stress, self-criticism, and procrastination; addressing unrealistic expectations of one’s self and negatively comparing self to others
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
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Years of Experience: 6 years
Private Practice, Therapist & Yoga Teacher, 2019 - Present
LaGuardia Community College (CUNY), Counselor, 2014 - 2019
Three Sisters Yoga, 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Certification, 2019
City College of New York, MA, Mental Health Counseling, 2015
University of California, Irvine, BA, Psychology & Social Behavior, 2011
New York: 009688