Marissa Faustini LCPC, ADHD-CCSP
A little about me ...
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Clinical Specialties / Interests Include:
Depression, Anxiety, Grief, ADHD, Stress/Burnout, Healthcare Workers/First Responders, LGBTQ+ affirming care.
Teens starting at age 16 through adults
Marissa is a licensed clinical professional counselor and completed her education at the Adler University, completing a master’s program in Marriage and Family Counseling.
Marissa has clinical experience in a variety of settings including schools, hospitals, community agencies, and private practice. In addition to providing individual therapy, she worked for eight years providing crisis counseling and intervention in an emergency room setting. She also completed a year-long postgraduate fellowship in psychodynamic therapy, an approach that believes the problems and conflicts that may bring people to therapy also point toward healing, wholeness and growth.
Marissa’s areas of expertise and special interest include working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief, self-harm, ADHD and major life transitions. It is important to Marissa to provide a space that honors each client’s individuality and their unique paths. She is passionate about providing LGBTQ affirming and competent care.
Marissa also holds a certification as an ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider. With this training, she is able to help clients understand and manage their ADHD diagnosis. This page explains more on how therapy can help with ADHD.
In sessions with clients, Marissa works to create a warm and accepting space where people feel supported and comfortable, even when the challenges they bring to therapy may be difficult to talk about or feel overwhelming. Marissa takes an eclectic approach, drawing on techniques from CBT and DBT as well as her training in attachment and family systems theory. She sees therapy as a way to explore who you are and as a tool to help you to create and enjoy a balanced and integrated life.
In her free time, Marissa enjoys spending time with family, fostering dogs, running, gardening and recently discovered rock climbing.
The office is located in Geneva, near Saint Charles, Batavia, Elgin and Aurora.
Provides both in-person and telehealth services.