Last edited 12/01/2022
She / Her / Hers
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Life is a wonderful, and sometimes very hurtful teacher. Although I love being in the therapist's chair, I have also been on the couch as a client where I have been challenged, cried, developed insights, and made meaningful change so that I can FEEL better about where my life is going without my past getting in the way. Through therapy, I have been able to adjust my perspective on past life experiences and heal from trauma so they don't hold my present hostage and create barriers in my ability to connect with others. I have a lot of compassion, empathy, and respect for those that sit on the client's couch, it's not an easy journey, but it's worth it in the end.
I take an integrative approach with treatment; each person is different and therefore "one size does not fit all." I use the following modalities: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS or Parts Work), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I also utilize Eye Movement Desentization Reprocessing (EMDR) which is helpful for a variety of issues that have developed from traumatic events.
Progress is observed through small changes made in communication, responses to struggle or stressors, an ability to cope with overwhelming events, an increase in engaging in hobbies, passions, and other enjoyable activities, and improvements in relationships with others. Sometimes this can be difficult to gauge for ourselves because a person can be stuck in a pattern/cycle for so long - this is also how a therapist can be helpful in highlighting those changes and progress throughout the process. You aren't going to live life without being presented with challenges and stressors, however therapy can help with not allowing these challenges and stressors to completely derail progress.
Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Adolescent mental health
Young Adults (18-24)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy
Family Systems Therapy
Trained in Eye Movement Desentization Reprocessing (EMDR)
Extensive Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) through Core Skills
- Nevada, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, 4439
Master of Science in Couple and Family Therapy from University of Nevada Las Vegas, 2019
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, 2009
Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice, 2008
My work experience includes seeing clients (of various backgrounds and intersectionality) in a private practice setting as well as over 2 years of working with adolescents and their families in a residential treatment center providing therapeutic services related to mood disorders, ADHD, trauma (emotional, physical, and sexual), behavioral challenges, self-harm, suicidality, and problematic family dynamics to include generational trauma. Although I have experience and passion in working with each of these challenges in my private practice, working in a treatment center where clients engage in intensive therapy has accelerated my professional development as a clinician to assist managing what people can feel are overwhelmingly intense challenges. I have since moved forward in taking what I've learned and expanded into private practice. To learn a little bit more about me and my practice, please visit my website at www.choicepointcenter.com
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Carisa Marinucci, LMFT, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Carisa Marinucci accepting new clients?
Yes, Carisa Marinucci is accepting new clients.
Does Carisa Marinucci accept insurance?
No, Carisa Marinucci does not accept insurance.
What types of therapy does Carisa Marinucci offer?
Carisa Marinucci offers therapy for couples, families and individuals.
Does Carisa Marinucci offer in-person appointments?
No, but people in Nevada can book Carisa Marinucci for virtual appointments (teletherapy).
Does Carisa Marinucci offer online therapy?
Yes, Carisa Marinucci offers online therapy to people in Nevada.
How quickly can I see Carisa Marinucci?
Carisa Marinucci typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Carisa Marinucci speak?
Carisa Marinucci conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Carisa Marinucci online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Carisa Marinucci online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.