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Marissa Knowles, LICSW
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Marissa Knowles is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker who obtained her undergraduate degree dual majoring in Psychology and Social Work from the University of New Hampshire, where she graduated Cum Laude. She worked at Community Partners in Rochester, NH providing functional support services to chronically mental ill adults before deciding to peruse her education further. She earned her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire, where she was part of the Advanced Standing program. She interned at the Elliot Hospital in Manchester, NH on the inpatient psychiatric unit where she conducted psychosocial assessments, led daily psychotherapy groups, and provided case management services. More recently Marissa has worked at The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester, both in their Emergency Services Department and at their Bedford Counseling Associates office. She is skilled at engaging patients in crisis, having worked in Manchester, NH's two busy emergency departments conducting emergency psychiatric evaluations. She provided both short term crisis stabilization counseling, as well as longer term psychotherapy for clients at MHCGM.

Marissa has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and seniors and has comfort with many diverse populations and cultures. She has treated a broad range of diagnoses and areas of clinical concern, including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, OCD, ADHD, borderline personality disorder, PTSD, thought disorders, eating disorders, addiction, and self harm behaviors. She has a special interest in working with trauma survivors and supporting them during their recovery process. Marissa is trained in several evidence based practices, which she utilizes in session to promote change and aide in the therapeutic process. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy. Marissa's focus is on her clients' strengths, assisting them in making changes to better their lives, accomplish goals, and ultimately find peace and happiness.
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