Whether through paint on a canvas, a pencil on paper, a walk in the woods or a tune carried by voice, Marissa Biswabic, MA, ATR, holds a core belief that imagination, exploration, and creativity are essential for making meaningful connections – with others and in the world we share. It is this philosophy and approach, more than anything, that guides Marissa’s work as a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Specialist and Psycho-education Specialist at The Production Farm. Having joined the TPF team in 2020, she works collaboratively with community youth, adults, and families to express themselves creatively and develop skills for coping with the challenges life can bring. Additionally, Marissa serves in the role of the Training Coordinator helping to train new employees and provide continuing education and support to providers at The Production Farm.
“Becoming a part of the TPF family has been an extremely rewarding experience as I can see the difference my work makes in the lives of the youth, adults and families with whom I have been blessed to interact,” Marissa says. “The culture that has been cultivated here is one of an extended family that fosters encouragement and opportunities for play, connection and growth, and this philosophy is both internal and external: it helps us all enjoy our work, do better work and see stronger results for those we serve.”
Marissa attended the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Studio Art in 2016. Additionally, she earned her Master of the Arts degree in Art Therapy in 2019 from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Prior to joining TPF, Marissa worked as a mental health professional and art therapist in a variety of settings including inpatient and outpatient mental health; residential settings; crisis and emergency mental health services; open studios; and other community-based settings throughout Northeastern Wisconsin.
And Marissa thrives on practicing what she shares and teaches: outside of work, she enjoys painting, drawing, singing, and connecting with nature.
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