Marita Kershaw, LCSW - Virginia Therapist at Grow Therapy

Marita Kershaw

Marita Kershaw


12 years of experience
Solution oriented

Welcome! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years of diverse experience and I continue to evolve in new treatment models. I have worked with individuals, families, and couples alike. I have specialized training in depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and women's issues. In my approach to individual therapy, I utilize treatment methods such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused and Strength Perspectives.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In our first session, you will learn more about me as a therapist and my style. I will provide a brief introduction about myself and will ask for the same. During the session, we will dive into why you booked the appointment. I will ask you about goals and expectations for therapy.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I believe in building individuals gradually by offering a safe space as they enter a judgment-free zone. I want to know more about you, and I also want you to know me better. If I seem like a good match for you, I encourage you to believe that one step further and get started with your therapy with me.

About Marita Kershaw



My treatment methods

Daialectical Behavior (DBT)

In individual therapy sessions, the client and I work one-on-one to set and achieve treatment goals, address specific behavioral patterns, and learn new coping skills.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I work with clients to understand their specific concerns, symptoms, and goals for therapy. I use assessment tools to gather information about the client's thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and underlying beliefs.