Marissa Martins

Marissa Martins

Student Therapist

MACP (candidate)

RP (qualifying)

Pronouns: she/her



  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance use
  • Grief & loss
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Identity, gender & sexuality
  • Sexual violence
  • Chronic health issues


Individual Session: $90 plus HST
Sessions may be covered under insurance plans. Please contact your insurance provider prior to making an appointment to see if Registered Psychotherapists are covered.

You may be seeking counselling because you are in a difficult season of life, want an opportunity for personal growth, or simply need a space that feels safe to process what is challenging. Sometimes, it can even be helpful to hold space with a compassionate other in trying moments. Whatever your goals or reason for seeking counselling, I approach you as the expert of your own life. I see myself as a skilled and dedicated collaborator who will use my education, experience, and resources in our time together in a way that feels empowering for you. Together, we can work towards your personal version of wellness or success. 

Confidentiality and ethical practice are paramount in my work, and I’m committed to creating a trusting and supportive therapeutic relationship where you are treated with respect, dignity, grace, and kindness. I welcome clients of all genders, ages, backgrounds, and belief systems, and practice from a feminist and anti-oppressive lens. It is important to me that the parts of you that feel significant are witnessed and appreciated in our time together.  

Before counselling, I worked for several years in community mental health and case management support. Although every person and experience is unique, some of the challenges I have supported clients through are: anxiety, depression, substance use challenges, grief and loss, intimate partner violence, issues with boundaries, challenges related to identity and/or sexuality, experiences of sexual violence, and coping with a new or longstanding health diagnosis. Because every person and experience is unique, my counselling approach is integrative, relational and tailored to suit you best. In my integrative therapeutic approach, I draw mainly from Narrative, Person-Centred, and Relational modalities.  

Outside of counselling, I’m a big fan of tree bathing and being by water. I am also happy to stay in with a good book or documentary and a hot mug of tea. 

I am currently practicing virtually with Ontario-based clients. Let’s connect for a consultation (no charge) to learn if we are a good fit.