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Click here to contact our client care coordinator about working with Marissa!

Specialties include:

    -Children, Adolescents, & Adults (age 3+)

    -LGBTQIA2+ & QTBIPOC Affirming

    -Trans and Non-Binary Affirming

    -Behavioral & Developmental Concerns

    -Grief & Loss

    -Spirituality & Religion

    -Empaths & Highly Sensitive People

    -Oppression-based Trauma

    -Neurodivergency (ADHD, Autism, etc)

    -Attachment & Family of Origin Issues

    -Kink & Non-Monogamy Affirming

    -Sex & Body Positive (HAES Informed)

    -Anxiety & Depression

    -Parenting & Relationship Issues

In Person West Seattle, Auburn & Telehealth

Marissa does not accept commercial insurance, but IS able to take some Medicaid or Apple Health plans, such as Molina, CHPW and Coordinated Care. Marissa also sees clients on a sliding scale which will be agreed upon before meeting for a full session.

Marissa's fees:

  • 50-minute session for individuals: $35-$105

  • 50-minute session for families and relationships: $35-$105;

  • 80-minute session for families and relationships: $50-$150.

Marissa Hackett, Clinical Intern

Pronouns: she/her

When navigating the challenges of life, none of us are meant to face everything alone. Therapy can help shift how you perceive and handle life's challenges in an environment where you can be yourself without fear of judgment. I'm here to support you in understanding, processing, and finding balance in your life. I believe life can be a fulfilling and enriching journey for everyone. I celebrate you for reaching out!

I prioritize building a strong relationship with therapy participants and creating an inclusive space where you can feel comfortable bringing your whole self. Together, we'll explore your strengths, develop goals, and explore different strategies to help you work towards those goals.

My approach...

I always customize my approach to suit your needs; I take into account cultural practices, social dynamics, relationships, spirituality, religion, and any other values that you incorporate into your life.


I draw from various therapeutic theories and modalities depending on each individual’s needs: solution-focused brief therapy, attachment-based family therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), emotion-focused therapy (EFT), narrative therapy, and internal family systems (IFS) and play therapy. I also draw from Gottman couples therapy. Regardless of modality, I always work within a systems-focused, anti-oppressive, and decolonization framework.

When working with children and teens, I almost always encourage parents to be involved in the therapeutic process. Addressing challenges in children and adolescents requires caregiver involvement so that we can all work together to find solutions.

I’m a positive person and strive to foster an empathetic, creative, and compassionate approach to therapy. I believe that every child, adult, relationship, and family possesses the capacity for success and happiness. Drawing from my diverse life experiences as a Black woman in an
interracial marriage and cross-cultural family, who has lived all over the US, I have a unique perspective on life that allows me to provide a deep sense of compassion and empathy for everyone’s story.

Professional training & memberships...

I’m currently completing my Master of Arts degree in Couple and Family Therapy at Antioch University Seattle, I am affiliated with professional organizations such as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT). Before my time at Antioch, I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Communication from Southern Oregon University, in 2003.

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