If you’re a teen or young adult who is having a hard time with… well life, Marissa Caton (previously Wilson) is here for you! Marissa loves to work with tweens, teens, and young adults to help manage sticky situations like anxiety or depression, help with navigating relationships, managing stress, understanding big life changes, and much more.
Marissa loves working with teens and young adults because she knows that this is such a pivotal point in self-development and thinks it’s an awesome time to get to know more about yourself!
Marissa believes that every person already has what they need to heal, but sometimes our “okay-ness” gets stuck under layers of self-protection and hurt. Marissa believes that therapy is a collaborative process that involves peeling back the layers that help protect you, to remove what no longer serves you, so you can get to your true authentic self.
Marissa was born in Bay City, Michigan and then raised mostly in Kalamazoo. She began attending Grand Valley State University with the intent of becoming a nutritionist. She quickly realized that she was more interested in the impact of food on people and their communities, rather than the biology and chemistry of food. She changed her major to social work and never looked back. Her mom has been taking her to yoga classes for as long as she can remember. To this, she credits her life-long interest in the connection between the mind and body.
Marissa began to notice that what happens in someone’s brain often shows up in their body. After graduate school, she thought it would be a good idea to go back to school and complete two yoga teacher trainings! Marissa now incorporates yoga techniques into therapy and LOVES it.
Marissa is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)! Through the use of talk therapy, yoga, and EMDR, Marissa is confident that she can help you meet your goals.
Marissa loves spending time with her growing family, playing in the garden, running around with the dogs, and connecting with others.
PS – although she’ll never admit it to you, she’s the kindest human being on. the. planet. Spend ten minutes with her, and you’ll feel like you just met an old friend.