About Me...

My name is Marissa Nickel and I am licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) for the state of Idaho.  I have lived in the Boise-area all of my life, and have a special appreciation for and fondness of the Treasure Valley and its people.  I have 20 years experience working within the human-service sector, and have now been active in the counseling community for 12 years.  Additionally, I am an adjunct faculty at Boise State University and I teach clinically-relevant courses for the School of Social Work.   

 

My preferred areas of practice and treatment specialization include:  parenting; LGBT issues; interpersonal relationships; depression; anxiety; mood management; trauma/abuse; family dynamics; adjustment/transition; and grief/loss. I have experience working with clients of all ages, abilities, and diagnoses as well as individuals, couples, and families.  Blending both conventional and alternative approaches, I draw on mindfulness practice in combination with cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and solution-focused therapy techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful and beneficial to each individual client.  My focus is on the development of a strong therapeutic alliance, as I believe that by fostering a trusting, safe relationship between client and therapist, personal growth is achieved and emotional awareness is obtained.  I am strongly invested in empowering clients, and I do so by way of providing validation, emotional support, empathy, and education.  

Please visit my profile on Psychology Today for more detailed information on my philosophy of care and my treatment specialties.

https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/prof_detail.php?profid=292683&search=83705&ref=19&sid=1491244708.791_22468&zipcode=83705&tr=ResultsRow

"I provide mindful, compassionate, and strengths-based counseling support intended to arouse empowerment in those who seek to find hope through healing." 
Hours of Operation
Monday:  7 am to 8 pm
Tuesday: 8 am to 6 pm
Wednesday: 11 am to 9 pm
Thursday: Available by appointment
Friday: Available by appointment 
Marissa Nickel, LCSW

The Mindful Messenger, PLLC

5440 W Franklin Rd, Suite 201

Boise, ID 83705

Telphone: 208.371.5733

Email: themindfulmessenger@gmail.com