Marissa N. Coleman, PsyD
Dr. Marissa Coleman is a bilingual, clinical psychologist and organizational consultant. Her work focuses on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) consultation, as well as, clinical consultation within the humanitarian sector. Dr. Coleman supports DEI initiatives within organizations via strategic planning, organizational DEI trainings, DEI workforce assessments, and developing and facilitating BIPOC healing spaces. Dr. Coleman operates a telehealth private practice in Atlanta, GA and Burlington, VT. Additionally, she holds a faculty appointment at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine and is a Lead Staff Psychologist and Senior DEI Advisor at the University of Vermont Medical Center.
She works in multiple international contexts, particularly working with individuals and communities disaffected by human rights violations, conflict/war, torture, health epidemics, and trauma. Utilizing her expertise in social justice, traumatology, cultural and community psychologies, she seeks to contribute to local capacity building, infrastructure development, and culturally humble approaches to what is considered “best practice” in the areas of equity, belonging, and psychological well-being. She has worked in numerous countries including Jamaica, Brazil, Mexico, Kenya, and El Salvador. Her work is impacted by her own multicultural background (Norwegian, Danish, and Jamaican) and transnational experiences. Dr. Coleman is a guest speaker at international conferences and media outlets including CNN Español, International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies, and several local news outlets.