About Me

Gidai Maaza is a Fresno-based mental health professional with an emphasis on counseling Black men/boys ages 5-elder, elementary aged children, adolescents, and families.
Gidai strives to bring an effective blend of experience, clarity, empathy and action to the counseling process in order to experience beneficial outcomes and provide authentic healing and wholeness to individuals, families, and communities. Gidai Maaza earned an Associate degree from Fresno City College, Bachelors of Arts in liberal studies with an emphasis on Psychology from Fresno Pacific University, and Masters of Science in Counseling from University of Phoenix.
Gidai has over 10 years experience in counseling with a wide range of clients in a variety of treatment settings. These include providing counseling under various nonprofit agencies serving prenatal to young adult mental health, addiction work with the Salvation Army Fresno, clients diagnosed w/ emotional disturbance via an I.E.P, and at the University level providing staff/student mental health services.
Gidai has a broad and unique base of experience counseling children and early/late adolescents. Areas of emphasis w/ children include ADD/ADHD, PTSD, oppositional/conduct disorders, schizophrenia/psychosis, developmental delays, varying degrees of trauma, abandonment, dysfunctional family systems, and addiction. Gidai also focuses on identifying conflict in immigrants and first generation youth who are navigating racial and cultural oppression.
Gidai also has a strong base of counseling adults. Specialty areas include varying traumas, PTSD, depression, various mood disorders, ADD/ADHD disorder, abandonment, dysfunctional family systems, and addiction.
Gidai is a firm believer in the holistic approach that it takes a village to heal all individuals seeking counseling. In addition to the above mentioned specialties, Gidai continues to collaborate with various local social service agencies in order to provide best practices care to the whole person.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #105611 (Expires: 2023-12-31)


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Gidai Maaza. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by N.I. on Jun 14, 2022 after therapy with Gidai for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

He is a great listener and helps us find where the issues come from. He guides and gives technique to improve myself with issues

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