My name is Mariesa Hipolito. I am a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) who enjoys working with children and parents. I grew up in a loud, big and loving family. I call myself a Texsotan as I was born and moved from Texas to Minnesota when I was 13 years old. I believe life has its joyful moments and painful moments, and I am here to walk through those moments alongside you. Sometimes that may come in the form of play, a child’s way of self-expression. Other times, it may involve an active listening ear. It may be assisting in problem solving skills and other moments it may involve adding more tools to our coping toolbox.
I am able to incorporate a Christian perspective if requested to do so. I incorporate techniques to welcome the ability to learn, apply, and create a healthier self. I specialize in relationship conflict, behavioral issues, emotional dysregulation, separation anxiety, depression, anxiety, life changes, divorce/separation, parenting skills, and selective mutism. Therapy techniques I utilize include: DBT, Play Therapy, CBT, Sand-Tray, and Theraplay techniques.
The decision to focus on our overall health and our children’s health is one of the bravest things to do and invest in. My hope is to offer a safe place to assist in that journey of becoming a healthier you, a healthier parent, and a healthier child. I hope that our work together brings clarity, hope, and direction.