Staff Bios

Marisa Davis

MA, LPC / Full-Time Boys Boarding School Therapist

Marisa Davis - Full-Time Boys Boarding School Therapist

Marisa Davis
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Marisa Davis was raised in Chicago, IL and has lived in Ohio, Missouri, Virginia, North Carolina, and Boston, Massachusetts, where she worked with the chronically homeless population who had substance abuse and mental health disorders before residing in South Carolina. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LPC-I). Marisa has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology obtained from Hampton University in Hampton, VA, and completed her Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in December 2016.

Marisa uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) to assist her patients during therapy sessions. She came to Cherokee Creek Boys School in August, 2016 to work on her internship, and has now joined our staff full time.

Marisa’s hobbies include basketball, softball, and flag-football. She lives by the motto, “How you do one thing is how you do everything!”

Let me share a middle school story…

“When I was in sixth grade, I went to basketball tryouts and did not make the team. The coach told me that although I was one of the better players, I did not attend his summer camp, which made me ineligible to be on his team. I was so upset I cried for a few days. Then, my dad came home and told me that he signed me up to play with the boys in the recreation league. I was the only girl in the league for sixth graders and the boys on the other teams would make fun of me for playing and called me all types of names because I was “different” from all the other girls. My team made it to the playoffs and I gained respect by all the boys in the neighborhood for being a good ball player. Through adversity and pain, I learned to never give up. I ended up having the best time of my life. The following year I made the Junior Varsity Team at the school and since my school was K-12th grade; I also made the Varsity Team. What looked like a setback and end of my dream, turned out to build character and set me up for a better future than I ever thought!”

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