Marissa Martins

Marissa Martins

Intern Therapist
MACP (candidate), RP (qualifying)

Pronouns: she/her


Grief & Loss, Gender & Sexuality

Session Types

Age Range

Session Delivery
Phone & Video

Session Rate
$90 + HST
Sliding Scale Available

Contact Info

Additional Specialties:

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

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.  

Professional Background

 I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I am in the process of completing my Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology. I also have my Honours Bachelors of Arts from the University of Toronto. Aside from formal education, I worked for several years in community mental health and case management support, and feel that this has informed my counselling and life perspective profoundly.

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-Centered, and Relational modalities.  One size does not fit all, so I look forward to building a counselling space that works well for you specifically.

On a Personal Note…

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 a known-befriender to neighbourhood cats and definitely a morning person. I try to live my life with intentionality and look for joy in all of the small moments. I take being a psychotherapist very seriously and feel honoured and privileged to earn the stories of others.

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. I look forward to connecting!