Marissa Schnell

MA, Licensed Psychological Associate, Master of Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Marissa Schnell

MA, Licensed Psychological Associate, Master of Social Work, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Telehealth Available
Professions: Social Worker
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Clinical Social Worker - C011847
Secondary Credential: Licensed Psychological Associate - 4048
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Optum/United Health Care
  • OSCAR
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
Fees: $120-$180 per session for individual therapy
$200-$250 per session for family therapy and couples therapy
Group Therapy rates vary depending on the group duration and content. The new group for Adults with ADHD starting on August 24th is $40 a weeksession. Group sessions are 75 minutes long. Go to peacefulshoretherapy.com to learn more about current or future groups

Note: I will be in-network for many Blue Cross Blue Shield plans starting August 15th, 2021.
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability

Offices

11330 Vanstory Dr.
Office 109 F
Huntersville, North Carolina 28078

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My Approach to Helping

Almost all people have strengths, challenges, and the ability to learn and grow! I believe trauma survivors, people with ADHD, and other people who are neurodiverse are brave, kind, adaptive, and resilient even though many of them don't identify this in themselves because of experiences the have had or messages they have received. Sometimes negative experiences and messages cause people to hide, avoid, and limit what they believe is possible for themselves. Therapy can help address some of these things and help these amazing people heal, grow and experience positive connection with others.

I think great therapy helps people use their strengths and develop skills to work towards change they value. If you are considering therapy, know that it will require time and effort on your part, but also that it can greatly help you clarify goals, learn about yourself, and experience new and positive things. I use EMDR, Brainspotting, CBT, TFCBT, ACT and mindfulness skills to help clients with trauma, ADHD, anxiety, low-self-esteem, and codependency. My clinical approach is warm, patient, flexible, creative, and nonjudgemental. I am also goal-oriented. This means that most clients I work with develop goals to work towards that we regularly assess progress on. If you are not sure of all your goals at first, that is ok, therapy can help you clarify this in the early stages.

Worthwhile change and personal growth is rarely quick or easy. It often involves steps forwards, backwards, and sideways. Sometimes you may take daring leaps and other times small steps. Every small movement counts and your efforts should not be minimized. I believe in noting strengths, celebrating small steps, and helping you examine new ways to solve problems and move forward.

More Info About My Practice

Currently offering in-office sessions and telehealth sessions. My office locations is located at 11330 Vanstory Dr., Huntersville, NC 28078.

I currently offer daytime, afternoon, and evening appointments Monday-Thursday.

The next group for Amazing Adults with ADHD will start sometime in mid to late August of 2021. Details will be posted mid July with dates, times, and group content information at peacefulshoretherapy.com. If you have questions about this group before then please feel free to contact me. These groups focus on empowerment, support, understanding, and skill building.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Trauma treatment for children, teens, and adults who are survivors sexual abuse, emotional abuse, emotional neglect, relationship violence and bullying.

Therapy for adults and teens with ADHD who are trying to understand their symptoms, develop new skills, and utilize strengths. Also individuals who have experienced shame, self-esteem issues, body focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) or anxiety in combination with ADHD symptoms.

Adults, teens and children with social anxiety, generalized anxiety, or anxiety caused by trauma or life transitions

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Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Telehealth

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    If you have been feeling lost, stuck, or overwhelmed lately you are not alone. The last year has been hard, unpredictable, and thought-provoking. Maybe you were struggling long before the pandemic and considering seeking help to feel better, heal, or grow in some way. If you are motivated or longing for positive change in your life therapy could be a great step forward.

    I have been a therapist for 11 years and currently provide Telehealth services and in-office services in Huntersville, North Carolina. I specialize in working with adults, adolescents, and children who experience Anxiety, ADHD, and Trauma symptoms. The clients I help best are often experiencing life changes, social anxiety, low self-esteem, difficulty controlling worry, andor overwhelming stressors. I tend to connect well with people who identify as neurodivergent, sensitive, different, or creative.

    Therapy can be a place where you learn about yourself, identify strengths, learn skills, and address problems. Therapy can also help you build self-confidence, learn how to strengthen your relationships with others, and make changes to live your best life.

    If you are seeking trauma treatment I have significant experience working with individuals who have survived emotional abuse, emotional neglect, bullying, relationship violence, and sexual abuse. I believe trauma treatment should be individualized to address each persons needs and goals. I use a variety of therapeutic approaches with clients including EMDR, brain spotting, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, play therapy, and mindfulness skills to help individuals on their healing journeys. If you are considering trauma treatment and would like to ask questions, feel free to email me at marissaschnell@therapysecure.com to set up free brief telephone consultation.

    If you experience anxiety, ADHD, low self-esteem, or trauma and are interested in treatment, please reach out with any questions you have. There are so many reasons to hope you can feel better and experience new things! Reading this and considering your options is a brave step and I look forward to talking with you!

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Fear
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Brainspotting (BSP)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Play Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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