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I've always felt my purpose in life was to help others.  

 

I received my Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of San Francisco, finding a deep passion for understanding how humans work and also how we can use our psychology to work for us instead of against us. During my time in undergrad, my focus in research was on mindfulness and meditation, as well as positive psychology - both of which focus on optimizing our human experience. From there, I became a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP) through the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). After 100+ hours of coaching, I was able to obtain my ACC certification. Currently, I have reached the 500+ coaching hours mark and will soon be taking my test for my PCC certification.

 

In 2021, I went through the Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher Training certification program through the School of Positive Transformation. I have used used this knowledge to start multiple Mindfulness and Meditation programs for kids in schools throughout the Bay Area. In 2023, Younique Coaching expanded - I hired an additional teacher to assist with going into schools and running this program so that we can provide life-changing skills to as many kids as possible, as soon as possible. The Mindfulness and Meditation Program I have created is currently being provided to kids ranging from Pre-school age to 8th Graders. I have also offered virtual Mindfulness and Meditation group classes to all age ranges, have held in person retreats, and have run a variety of workshops for teachers, college students, and in senior centers.

 

Most recently in 2023, I became a Mental Health Coach with Lyra Health. This has not only combined all of my strengths, but enhanced them as I've been able to add even more tools to my tool box. My approach is to be a calm and comfortable presence - holding space for people to feel, release, and grow. As one of my clients stated - “Marissa sees the best in you and helps you recognize and appreciate your strengths and passions.” Pairing these attributes along with my Bachelors Degree in Psychology, certification in life coaching, and teacher certification in Mindfulness and Meditation, I'm ready to offer my knowledge to anyone who is ready to tap into their "younique" potential and live their best life through a variety of holistic practices. 

Certifications

life coaching certification
mindfulness and meditation teacher certification
life coaching certification
mindfulness snd meditation teacher training
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