Who am I?

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 in Texas and moved to Minnesota when I was 13 years old. I became aware of this profession during my undergrad years. I was trying to pursue two majors, keep three different jobs while trying to figure out what "my calling" was. After I realized I was trying to control too many areas of my life, I took a breath, focused on one major (Psychology) and made necessary steps towards my values. Letting go of control (which is still a process) allowed hope and my faith to grow. I believe when we slow down, talk, and invest in wise counseling, we can find more clarity and hope.

I have been blessed to be a "mum" as my son calls me so I personally understand the joy and stress of parenting. I find it necessary for your child's progress to invite you into a "parent only" skill session from time to time. In those sessions, I go over observations, recommendations, and also teach you the skills I have taught your child. 

My goal is for you and your child to come into my office and feel the unconditional love and acceptance you do deserve. When we come to a place of acceptance, we then can clearly identify what needs to change or what needs to happen more often. I hope that our work together brings clarity, hope, and direction.

Academic Training:

  • B.S in Psychology from Bemidji State.

  • MA in counseling from Bethel University.

  • DBT foundational training/ DBT skills

  • Pursing my RPT (Registered Play Therapist).

  • Theraplay techniques.