Marissa Kent-White

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

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(828) 395-6838

Marissa Kent-White

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
2 Endorsed

Location

29 Ravenscroft Drive
Suite 201
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 395-6838
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Marissa Kent-White is not currently accepting new clients.

About

As a trained couples' and family therapist, I use a systemic approach with my clients which emphasizes the development and maintenance of healthy relationships and communication. Evidence-based practices such as cognitive-behavioral and solution focused therapies are examples of the theoretical orientations from which I work. I believe wholeheartedly that change comes from a blend of internal and external factors with a team approach between the therapist and client(s). My philosophy is not to "fix" people, but rather serve as a partner to support my clients toward defining and reaching their expressed personal values and goals.
I have extensive experience treating children suffering from abuse and trauma, but I work with a range of ages, emotional & relational issues. My office is a place of safety and trust. People of any race, gender, sexual orientation, religious/spiritual beliefs/cultural background are welcome in my office. With couples, I rely on the research of John Gottman
*Trained in Pragmatic Experiential Therapy for Couples (PET-C) by this theory's developer, Dr. Brent Atkinson. *Helps parents manage behavioral challenges with their children and adolescents, by subscribing to the Love and Logic curriculum. Sees clients on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $75 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 16 Years
  • License: North Carolina / 1249
  • School: Northern Illinois University
  • Year Graduated: 2006

Endorsements

Licensed Professional Counselor, LCMHCS, MA, RYT 200

Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, LADAC

Marissa Kent-White's Groups

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing

I am experienced in the use of this intervention which is effective in helping groups of people exposed to a shared traumatic event. This service can be provided in the workplace, schools, and other community settings. Limit 12 to each group.

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Location

29 Ravenscroft Drive
Suite 201
Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 395-6838
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This location is easily accessible from:

Specialties
  • Relationship Issues
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Parenting
Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Traumatic Birth/NICU Experience
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: Currently *referring out* for Spanish speaking and clients due to lack of practice with the language
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
  • Children (6 to 10)
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Experiential Therapy
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Person-Centered
  • Pragmatic Experiential Therapy for Couples
  • Relational
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2021
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Marissa Kent-White

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT