Marisa Velez is a Licensed Masters Social Worker providing therapy services for adolescents and adults at Freedom First Psychological Services.
Marisa has her LMSW through Fordham University. Marisa has experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults in an outpatient setting. She has also provided services to adults with developmental disabilities and severe mental illness in a residential setting. She has worked with clients in residential, at-home, and outpatient settings.
Marisa completed her Bachelor’s in Social Work with a minor in Gender and Women Studies at SUNY Plattsburgh. Marisa received her Master’s in Social Work from Fordham University in 2020. During her undergraduate years, Marisa worked in group settings with survivors of sexual violence and young adults with anxiety, depression and concerns regarding sexuality and gender identity. Marisa completed an internship with Healthy Families, focusing on early childhood development and child abuse prevention.
Marisa uses a collaborative approach in treatment. Marisa utilizes CBT as well as trauma-informed care to create an individualized, client focused approach. Marisa also incorporates mindfulness techniques with an emphasis on overall wellness and is certified in trauma and attachment therapy.