Marisa Kraft, LCSW, AASW

Marisa Kraft

Marisa Kraft, LCSW, AASW

Session Types

Teletherapy/Virtual Sessions

There are these uncomfortable moments in life where, suddenly, things stop making sense. You try going about everything like you always have, and find that it no longer works; you can barely get through the day! The anxiety starts to build as you try to figure it out, but realize that you don’t know what to do. It all gets overwhelming, and you feel helpless, even hopeless. Perhaps it is that after years of “holding it together,” your emotions have become too painful to hold back anymore. They just hit you, seemingly out of nowhere. Things start to fall apart: your relationships, maybe even your education or career. At this point, you may feel like you have to survive life, rather than being allowed to live it fully. And you realize that you don’t know how to trust anymore – yourself, others, anyone – if you ever even did. You might even feel like you don’t know yourself at all.

In moments like these, it is natural to turn inward. To step away from life as you know it, and to try to find yourself once again. Or, as the case may be, to reinvent yourself.

As a therapist, it is my aim to help you to create a place of safety in which to make your transformation. Change is messy, uncomfortable, and oftentimes, you don’t even know yourself while it’s happening. These moments are challenging and painful. And yet, when you get through it, the results are incredible. If that is why you have visited this page, please know that I sincerely believe you can do it. Let’s take this journey together, and discover who you are meant to become.

In my opinion, there is no one right way to “do therapy.” For every client I have seen, I have taken a slightly different approach. Yes, I have my favorite techniques, like EMDR, parts work, and DBT. But I also recognize that having a safe relationship with another human is the most essential piece of this puzzle. I believe that people grow when they feel safe. I will do my utmost to ensure that you experience safety when we are meeting, and that every part of you feels welcomed. And by committing to this work together, we can help you get closer to the most natural, whole, and peaceful state that you are capable of embodying.

A bit about me: I have over 10 years of experience as a therapist providing services to clients experiencing the effects of trauma and abuse, oppression, severe and persistent mental illnesses, and personality disorders. I have been fortunate to work with individuals of diverse identities, cultural backgrounds, and neurotypes. I sincerely love what I do, and feel fortunate to be in a career that I am passionate about!

Education

  • Master of Social Work, University of Denver
  • Certificate in Animal Assisted Social Work, University of Denver
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Bard College

Specialties

  • Abuse
  • Addiction
  • Adults
  • Anxiety
  • Co-Occurring Disorders
  • Culturally Diverse Populations
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • EMDR
  • Grief and Loss
  • Healthy Coping Strategies
  • Identity/Body Image Issues
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • LGBTQIA Community
  • Life Changes
  • Life Transitions
  • Mood Disorders
  • People with Disabilities
  • Relationship Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Trauma/PTSD

Insurance Accepted

  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Out of Network
  • Self-Pay
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