My name is Marisa Mango, Ph.D. and I am one of the psychology residents at University of South Florida. I am from Pennsylvania where I completed my undergraduate degrees are in psychology and criminal justice. I received these degrees from Chestnut Hill College and then went on to pursue my master’s and doctoral degree at the University of North Dakota.
As a clinician, I incorporate the various aspects of your worldview, culture, and values. My focus is to create a collaborative environment where I work with individuals to identify, recognize, and reflect upon stressors and life patterns towards the root of their presenting concerns. Additionally, I approach the goals you create from a holistic lens and assist you to identify how your physical health and mental health are influencing your daily life. Throughout this process, I provide support, insights, challenges, humor, and coping skills. I utilize a multifaceted clinical approach that integrates interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing with a multicultural focus.
Clinical Interests: I enjoy working with individuals across a diverse spectrum of concerns and identities. I have experience working with LGBT+ persons, racial and ethnic minorities, international students, individuals with chronic health conditions, and first generation college students. I have clinical experience assisting students with the following: Identity Development, Grief & Loss, Depression, Trauma, Social Anxiety, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Chronic Health Conditions, and Behavioral Health (e.g. chronic headaches, sleep disturbance).