Marissa Hodges, MA

There is a lot going on in the world today, and taking time for yourself is not always easy. Whatever it is that brings you to therapy, it can be really hard and even a little scary to acknowledge that you need help. I want you to know that it gets better and therapy can help.
I’m here to walk with you on your therapeutic journey to meeting your goals whether that is decreasing symptoms, improving relationships, making life changes or working on yourself. I’m here to listen without judgment, and be a positive support system in your life.

I see clients ages 5 and up. I believe in a person-centered and strengths-based approach to counseling. I also utilize mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy and DBT to help you work through more difficult thoughts and emotions and develop the skills to better cope in the future. We will work together to tailor your sessions to meet your goals and needs and help you reach the best possible outcome.

I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Macalester College and my Master’s in Counseling from Bradley University. I started as a high school special education teacher, but my passion for helping people led me to counseling. I am a Mental Health Practitioner working towards my licensure as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor under supervision.




Child or Adolescent

Perinatal and Postpartum Depression




Adjustment and Life Changes


M.A. – Bradley University

B.A. – Macalester College

clinical experience

CARE Counseling (Present)

In network with

CARE’s Clinicians are In-Network with a variety of providers including:

  • BCBS – Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • MHCP – MA
  • Medical Assistance
  • PreferredOne
  • UCare
  • HealthPartners
  • Cigna
  • Aetna
  • Hennepin Health

Additionally, Out of Network & Out of Pocket options are available.


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