A Passion for Healing

I am a licensed mental health counselor in the state of New York. I received a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Long Island University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Liberty University. Throughout my life I have always had a passion to see individuals living to their fullest potential. Recently I have attained my long term goal and established Country Cottage Mental Health Counseling PLLC in Manorville.

Work Experience

Throughout my career, I have worked in a mental health agency and outpatient clinic, treating adults with many types of diagnoses including:

  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar

  • Grief
  • Loss

  • Personality Disorders
  • Trauma

Prior to my changing careers, I was a teacher for over fifteen years and have extensive experience working with parents and their children/adolescents with challenging behavioral issues.

My approach is client-centered and strengths-based. However, therapy can work in many ways, and I utilize a variety of different theoretical orientations that will fit your individual need. I have also developed a realistic approach that offers you hope and healing.

Message to Clients

“My name is Clarissa, and I’m here to help you find balance, peace, and the courage to embrace your true self. My goal is to strengthen your whole person so you can achieve an optimal life. I believe that together, we can build the life you have always wanted.

As your therapist, I will collaborate with you to succeed in the treatment that is tailored to your needs. I will work to establish a safe and nurturing environment where you will feel validated, listened to, and heard with kindness and compassion.

I will assist you with uncovering opportunities for new experiences, growth, and change in positive ways, as well as support you to move in your chosen direction. I have recently opened a private practice, and I look forward to partnering with you if you are seeking positive change in your life.”

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