Marissa Gould, LPC, NCC

Marissa Gould, LPC, NCC


Night night. We miss you!
From the Language of Letting Go this morning...
"One of our primary rights is to begin feeling better and recovering, whether or not others in the family choose to do the same."

"Often when we begin taking care of ourselves, family members will reverberate with over and covert attempts to pull us back into the old system and roles. We do NOT have to go. Their attempts to pull us back are their issues. Taking care of ourselves and becoming health and happy does not mean we do not love them. It means we're addressing our issues."

This might only be slightly funny.

No need to walk alone in the dark when there are many who have a lantern to help light your path. Therapy can illuminate & bring clarity to your present!

If you are living with mild to severe symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, disordered eating, dissociation, grief, and/or relational dysfunction and you recognize that symptoms of your stressful experiences are interfering with your life, passions, and relationships, it is time for a change and I can help. I work at your pace and tailor interventions to meet your short-term or long-term needs. I

Operating as usual

How I Learned to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions - Tiny Buddha 10/28/2021

How I Learned to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions - Tiny Buddha

For my empaths out there…

How I Learned to Stop Absorbing Other People’s Emotions - Tiny Buddha If we want to stop absorbing emotional baggage from others, it all starts with taking care of our physical, social, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs.

CYMATICS: Science Vs. Music - Nigel Stanford 09/13/2021

CYMATICS: Science Vs. Music - Nigel Stanford

I thought this was a beautiful representation of how sound (language) frames our lives. So many of us are unaware of how we think of ourselves and speak to ourselves impacts every single thing.

We are pattern-making creatures. What kind of patterns are you currently creating? Changing the way we communicate to ourselves requires attention, energy, and effort. You deserve so much better. You are more capable than you think. You are a magical creator. You have choice, dear ones.

Here is your challenge, if you’re up for one. Put some intentional practice into self-compassion using empathy, grace, acceptance and see what new beautiful patterns present. What do you have to gain?

Your unique bright light is so desperately needed. So please, be kind to yourself.

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I hope that day is today.

I hope that day is today.


If this applies to you now or in the past, it’s ok. You are human. Learn from the choices, navigate the consequences kindly and gracefully, and keep trying. You’re bigger than your worst mistakes and your biggest successes. You’re doing great 🕯

If this applies to you now or in the past, it’s ok. You are human. Learn from the choices, navigate the consequences kindly and gracefully, and keep trying. You’re bigger than your worst mistakes and your biggest successes. You’re doing great 🕯

Photos from Marissa Gould, LPC, NCC's post 07/08/2021

Trans Lifeline 🌈




Medical Expenses for Amber ❤️, organized by Misty Smith 06/16/2021

Medical Expenses for Amber ❤️, organized by Misty Smith

Some of you may remember Amber helping out at MBH! Please consider donating to her medical care. Amber is one of the best people around and she needs some help. Anything you could spare would be so greatly appreciated 🥰😇

Medical Expenses for Amber ❤️, organized by Misty Smith Amber is my precious “daughter” who has battled and fought health issues for most of her li… Misty Smith needs your support for Medical Expenses for Amber ❤️


That’s right. Share your light 🕯

That’s right. Share your light 🕯

Photos from Marissa Gould, LPC, NCC's post 06/02/2021

Happy Pride, y’all! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤🤎🤍💗

[03/25/21]   Safe from the tornado. Please stay safe, friends!


Love this message!

Love this message!


Own it.


Happy Thanksgiving to you, your family, your chosen family, and friends! Beyond grateful for you all 🥰


Start with loving yourself and work your way out. See what changes. More compassion, understanding, grace and gratitude toward yourself will change your world and the world of everyone around you. Share your light 🕯


Marissa Gould, LPC, NCC


Another glass ceiling comes crashing down. 🥳🤩 🕯


Find the beauty among the darkness.


Marissa Gould, LPC, NCC

[08/05/20]   I’m leaving tomorrow for a much needed 6-day vacation. I won’t be checking texts, sending emails, talking on the phone, looking at social media, watching the news, or attending to my family/friends/clients. So if you reach out and I don’t respond, please don’t take offense. I’ll respond next week Wednesday or Thursday. In the meantime, I’ll be practicing what I preach daily to those I care about and serve: self-care.

To all my nurses, doctors, police officers, advocates for social justice, and mental health care providers out there, you are awesome. I hope you are able to take a break and check out soon too. All you masked-up, cape-free heroes deserve it.

Protect yourself and everyone you serve will be better for it. Sending all the love 💗


This update makes my heart happy. Boundaries makes for authentic, deeply supportive connections. Sending care to each of you!

The Giving Tree Who Set Healthy Boundaries.

This is a free printable, the author is raising funds for the Artists of Atlanta Covid relief fund. Please print a copy at

And then make your donation at:

PS- if you love boundaries or need more boundaries in your life, this page was created for you! Check out my other posts. 06/23/2020

'Forest Bathing' Is a Thing, and It Can Heal Highly Sensitive People

🌲 Self-care is NEEDED during this upside-down season we are living through. Take a read and then plan a mindful walk into the trees 🌲 Forest bathing is spending time in the woods, but doing so in a way that's designed to be peaceful and almost spiritual (no actual bathing involved).

[06/20/20]   Happy Juneteenth! I stand with you. I support you. 💗 Sending all my love 💗

🤎🖤Black. Lives. Matter. 🖤🤎


Marissa Gould, LPC, NCC


Marissa Gould, LPC, NCC


Marissa Gould, LPC, NCC 05/21/2020

9 Rules for Your Child Living at Home | Empowering Parents

Parents of adult children, take a peak! Do you struggle to maintain a peaceful home with your adult child? Clarify expectations with these nine rules to maintain sanity and encourage independence.


A little sunshine for you.


I am lucky I get to see your wings 😇🐛🦋


This is Alabama

United we stand apart.

We’re in this together, even if we’re apart. Sending love to our friends in Alabama and beyond. ❤️


If you’re feeling the urge to help but aren’t sure what to do, consider joining this amazing group of humans working hard while in isolation to help those on the front lines. I’m not a seamstress by any measure, but I can learn! If you’re not in the Birmingham area, consider starting your own face mask movement in your town. We are all in this together!

Stay home. Stay Well. Let’s help! 🕯




Just in case you need cuteness overload.

So many fun memories… so far.


If you are into a healing dose of Woo Woo, and need a delightfully weird podcast, check this out. This episode in particular is powerful.

(I was trying to write “healthy dose” but it autocorrected to “healing.” Wonderfully apt.) 03/25/2020

34 Heartbreaking Pics Of Overworked Doctors Are Going Viral, Proving That They Too Have Human Limits

Stay. Home. With supplies and medical equipment depleting daily, medical staff is forced to work never-ending shifts in over-packed hospitals. Their exhausted faces covered in bruises and mask marks are living proof of all the things happening behind the emergency doors. 03/20/2020

The 36 Questions That Lead to Love

For couples looking for something productive to do with their newfound together time: A series of personal questions used by the psychologist Arthur Aron to explore the idea of fostering closeness through mutual vulnerability. 03/19/2020

How to Stop a Coronavirus Anxiety Spiral

Breathe. This is hard. Breathe. We can get through this together by staying apart. Breathe. But that doesn’t have to mean you have to do this alone. Breathe. YOU and those you love best are in my prayers. Oh yeah, please remember to breathe. 🕯💕 Here’s what you can do to relieve your worries, while still keeping you and your family safe.

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