Maiah Merino

(LMHC)

About Me

Hello! I am Maiah Merino and I am a licensed mental health counselor. I was trained as a Family Systems Therapist, meaning, I acknowledge the familial stories that were passed down and look at how those may be shaping your current narrative. I am Person-Centered, listening and following your lead as we develop goals and practices together that support your Counseling experience. I also utilize Creative Arts, Mindfulness, Narrative (stories and writing), Solution-focused, along with reflection to add support in a variety of ways for those I work with.

I have worked with many people who have experienced trauma physically, sexually, and mentally. And because of this my training with early childhood is shared with Adults in regards to issues of Attachment and Intimacy in relationships. I have also supported people with depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief & loss, parenting issues, life transitions and building greater self-esteem and confidence.

If you choose to work with me, our work will be interactive, creative, engaged and warm. Your healing path is unique and I look forward to supporting you in the ways that work for you! Congratulations on taking this first step!!!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, ADHD

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #LH 60164735 (Expires: 2020-09-01)


Reviews

Written by B.E. on Feb 05, 2020 after counseling with Maiah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Maiah has been wonderful! She listens to understand. She communicates clearly. I appreciate how warm and welcoming she is. I feel very comfortable being open, honest, and vulnerable with her.

Written by J.A. on Dec 14, 2019 after counseling with Maiah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

She was super sweet and caring and gave me a ton of really great tips. Super great to work with.

Written by S.U. on Aug 01, 2019 after counseling with Maiah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Maiah is amazing at listening and repeating back. Productive conversations every time we met with skills that are very tangible and realistic to adjust your lifestyle. Relieved a lot of my stress over only a 3 month period. I could talk to her Any day! So thankful!

Written by H.A. on Jul 30, 2019 after counseling with Maiah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is very kind, understanding, supportive, and easy to talk to. I feel very comfortable opening up to her, and confident I can trust her. She provides excellent guidance on my self-improvement journey, as well!

Written by M.A. on Jul 29, 2019 after counseling with Maiah for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Maiah has been very helpful. She makes me feel understood and listens to everything I have to say. She’s always giving me advice on how to help with anxiety.

Written by C.H. on Jul 16, 2019 after counseling with Maiah for 5 months on issues concerning self esteem

Maiah has helped me tremendously with my journey through life. I highly recommend her expertise and compassion.

Written by M.A. on Jul 05, 2019 after counseling with Maiah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes

Maiah is extremely empathetic and provides tangible tools to assist with meeting your personal goals and wellness.

Written by D.A. on May 30, 2019 after counseling with Maiah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I really enjoy talking with her. She makes me feel at ease. And I feel validated and and that my points of view matter. I love that she always asked if she is helping. And if there anything else she can do to help. I just really love that she is always checking in with me!

Written by S.A. on Mar 21, 2019 after counseling with Maiah for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Maiah has been an amazing help to me as I begin my journey to mental wellness. Her strategies for dealing with anxiety and depression are very practical. She listens, and helps me form conclusions on my own. I am so grateful that we were matched!

Written by M.E. on Feb 25, 2019 after counseling with Maiah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, career difficulties, and coaching

Mariah has been so incredibly helpful. I'm not one to share too much and as a result have been bottling up emotions for a very long time. Mariah listens, gives me things to think about and tools to help me get through very difficult mind conversations that can swirl out of control. With Mariah, I feel comfortable and that she cares.

Written by K.E. on Feb 01, 2019 after counseling with Maiah for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Really nice! Cares about you and provides a lot of resources

Written by S.T. on Dec 24, 2018 after counseling with Maiah for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Maiah's expertise is exactly what I have needed. She offers insightfulness and has opened my eyes to more realistic ways to manage my anxiety. She is the reason that I'm able to see anxiety as a part of me that CAN be explored, analyzed, and polished in a way that it is less debilitating. Working with Maiah has allowed me to accept that anxiety may be something I am prone and may not necessarily go away completely, but it doesn't have to break me or control me. I will always recommend her and the series of Betterhelp. This app saved me from suffering since it allows more flexibility! Thank you!

Written by A.D. on Dec 17, 2018 after counseling with Maiah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Maiah is very personable and outgoing and is very easy to open up to. She generally empowers me and gives a great outsider's perspective.

Written by J.E. on Nov 13, 2018 after counseling with Maiah for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Maiah has been a wonderful and calming counselor. She is an active listener who understands how to guide you to find your own answers. I struggle with bipolar disorder and was very specific on how educated I wanted my counselor to be and she surpassed my expectations very quickly. I highly, highly recommend Maiah.

Written by A.M. on Oct 08, 2018 after counseling with Maiah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Maiah is very calming and respectful and helpful. She is always able to work around different time schedules and encourages. She seems to genuinely take interest in me and my progress.

Written by V.A. on Sep 11, 2018 after counseling with Maiah for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping, and self esteem

Maiah is easy to connect with and great at reminding you to be gentle and caring with yourself. I was impressed by how quickly she helped me identify and name some of my struggles so that we could begin to address them. Her manner is professional and warm. I've been very fortunate to have her as a counselor.

Written by S.U. on Sep 01, 2018 after counseling with Maiah for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, eating, sleeping, self esteem, anger, career, and bipolar

Maiah is someone who understands the process but she always helps me through anything. She's very responsive and our communication is the best! I'm really glad I found her. I look at things differently and she helps me look at things from different points of views in order to address my problems correctly. I'm thankful for her!