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 13 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.


"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:  6 AM to 9 PM
Tuesday: 4 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, Ste. 201

Boise, ID 83705

Telphone: 208.371.5733

Email: themindfulmessenger@gmail.com