Marisa Holt is a chronic pain warrior! Marisa recently graduated from the USC Rossier School of Education with a masters degree in marriage and family therapy and also has a B.A. in psychology from Cal State, Long Beach. She has practiced therapy in South Los Angeles with Counseling Partners of Los Angeles at a school site in addition to practicing at Allies for Every Child with children, adults, and families. She has experience working with clients ages 2+ who have severe trauma, substance abuse, domestic violence, foster families/family preservation, and different cognitive/ behavioral needs. Marisa also has a passion for working in the classroom, and has worked as an educational assistant at Pressman Academy; an ECC-8th grade school for 4 years. Marisa also went to pastry school and has a certification in pastry art. She loves to bake for others and with others. Marisa has gotten the chance to bake in addition to sharing other alternative healing methods with clients and students such as meditation, drawing, exercise, and music. In the future, Marisa wants to use her MFT degree to work with children and teens with chronic pain and to hopefully help them hold space in their lives for both pain and joy, and to build resiliency.  

Marisa’s creative healing: baking, meditating, drawing, exercise, and music