About Marisa Kallman, MA, LMHC



In following my desire to grow academically, emotionally, and spiritually, I chose LIOS  (The Leadership Institute of Seattle) through Bastyr University to obtain both my Bachelor's and Masters degrees. LIOS is currently affiliated with Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center. I think I made a great choice as I received very thorough academic and experiential training and an abundance of both personal and professional growth. I am also a Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama and Group Psychotherapy by the American Board of Examiners. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Washington. My education includes:

Ÿ  Masters Degree in Applied Behavioral Science/Systems Counseling - Bastyr University  

Ÿ  Bachelors of Science in Applied Behavioral Science - Bastyr University

Ÿ  Certified Practitioner of Psychodrama and Group Psychotherapy

Marisa Kallman, MA, LMHC 

Experience: Speaker, Educator and Training

Ÿ   Adjunct faculty  Psychology Department/Bastyr University.

Ÿ   Private practice  Primary work with individuals, couples, families and groups. Other services include workshops and presentations offered both on and offsite.

Ÿ 11 years training in action methods including psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy.

Ÿ 20 years experience in helping others to recover from substance abuse and eating disorders.

Ÿ  18 years experience teaching dance to adults, adolescents, and children from a wide range of diverse cultural backgrounds.

Ÿ Public speaking on Communication Skills, Conflict Resolution, Stress Reduction, Eating Disorders and variety of other topics.

Ÿ Volunteer work at King County Crisis Clinic.

Ÿ Clinical Internship Compass Health, Lynnwood, Washington. Primary work with individuals, couples, families and groups.

Ÿ Mediation Training Dispute Resolution Center of Snohomish and Island Counties.

Ÿ Tutor for adolescents in life planning, test anxiety, college placement essays, organizational and study skills and academics including math, science and language arts.

Ÿ Spokesperson Presenter for the National Counsel for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect.



On a personal note...


Whenever people ask me what I do, I say, "I feel lucky to work at two things I absolutely love, being a therapist and teaching dance!" I find therapy and dance compliment each other; both offer me a way to help others have more joy, creativity and spontaneity in their lives.

My life today is filled with family, friends and meaningful work. I feel blessed to have done many interesting things thus far, from living overseas, training and performing as a professional Flamenco dancer and running several small businesses including a dance company, Salsa Caliente!, tutoring adolescents, and creating and selling handcrafted jewelry. I've also worked in other fields such as oceanic sciences, computer technology and accounting. I have many hobbies including knitting, tropical fish, website design, cooking, camping, fishing, bicycling and of course, dancing.

I have come to understand I am a Renaissance Soul and I believe my various life experiences help me to be a better therapist. 


Contact me for more information.