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Dr. Marissa N. Coleman

Marissa N. Coleman, PSYD

Dr. Marissa N. Coleman is a licensed clinical psychologist offering services in Spanish and English. Her private practice recently relocated to Burlington, VT; however, her active licenses enables her to provide teletherapy services to Georgia residents.  Dr. Coleman completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine with an emphasis on traumatic adjustment in children, adolescents, and adults.  She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, with a concentration in International Psychology and Human Rights. Dr. Coleman graduated with research honors and specialized training in family therapy and trauma-focused therapy.

Dr. Coleman had the pleasure of working at the Stephanie V. Blank Center for Safe & Healthy Children at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, the Chicago Advocacy Center, University of Chicago, and the Heartland Alliance’s Marjorie Kovler Center for Survivors of Torture. Her areas of expertise include familial conflict and adjustment, prenatal and postpartum adjustment, trauma, issues of acculturation, divorce and custody conflicts, anxiety, depression, school related challenges, and self-esteem issues. 

In addition to providing mental health services through her private practice, Dr. Coleman consults with organizations on issues of diversity and cultural sensitivity training.  She has been a speaker at international conferences and media outlets including the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, Winter Round Table at Columbia University, and CNN Español. 

Dr. Coleman is passionate about health and healing.  She enjoys supporting individuals throughout all of life’s transitions and challenges. Her compassionate demeanor is, undoubtedly, impacted by her own multicultural background and exposures.  In her free time Dr. Coleman enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, making jewelry, and photography.

Specialized Training:

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training
  • TF-CBT with Childhood Traumatic Grief
  • Parent Child Interaction Therapy