I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California (LMFT) and I have been working in the counseling field since 2017. I have experience conducting individual and group therapy, in-office and both residential and outpatient settings with clients presenting with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, relationship and parenting issues, teen concerns, and a wide range of challenges including grief/loss, insomnia, addiction, trauma, abuse, bipolar, as well as personal growth, adjustment issues, and crisis.
In my work with clients, I use some leading psychological modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Solution-Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I am enthusiastic, energetic, self-motivated, compassionate, and patient. I am a true believer that a good clinician should possess adequate knowledge relating to all areas in the field and should have good interpersonal skills. Also, one should have a stable mindset and should be a levelheaded personality, which will help in providing correct counseling. Each individual requires special attention with not just patience but a sense of understanding and compassion.
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Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Antisocial Personality , Avoidant Personality , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Guilt and Shame , Mood Disorders , Personality Disorders , Self-Harm , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing
CA LMFT 122252
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Great first session.
Maida is a great communicator. She will not take the approach of therapist and patient. Instead she will have a conversation and help you figure out your anxieties and fears for yourself. She will not polish things over.
Maida has been really helpful and we’ve only had one session so far. I was amazed at how much we got through in a limited amount of time, and at how she helped me find my core issues and begin to work through them so easily. Definitely recommend therapy with her.
Exactly the professionalism and support I was hoping for. Thanks.
Maida is amazing. She was always there for me and helped me when I needed it. I highly recommend her!
Maida is my first therapist and she has been great. I feel really listened to, and I value her fresh perspective. I greatly appreciate all her kindness and advice.
Maida is an incredibly well-versed, thoughtful and supportive therapist. She shares resources, understands needs and earns trust. I have really appreciated her support throughout.
Maida listens to my primary concerns and stops to ask lots of questions and delve deeper so we can find the roots of my fears, motivations, and patterns. Maida helped me discover which issues I needed to explore further, and offers perspective, additional resources, “homework” and helped me set goals for myself using DBT-based methods and tools. All of this has led to visible progress towards improving my overall mental health and self-confidence.
Maida is being such a light in my life. I was so stress and a little depressed before therapy. Things are improving a lot in my life. I can recommend her 100%
I am so glad i finally found a therapist who really understands my needs and is always so willing to help me. I also greatly appreciate that she checks in on me a lot of the time. It’s awesome to know I have someone this helpful and understanding on my team while I navigate my mental health. Truly appreciate her so much.
Dr. Ferraes is a fantastic therapist who is not afraid to really do the work with you. She is responsive and pays attention how you are doing during the session, but also ensures what is said in a session is honest and true.
Maida is a friendly and exceptional listener and provided me practical and immediately applicable techniques that helped in my journey through this rough period in time. I would recommend Maida to anyone in need.
She’s the best therapist out there.
Maida has definitely helped me navigate through conflicting emotions and has been very consistent keeping contact. I feel she is the right fit when I need a straight forward answer and to have me not fear facing my own difficulties. She is definitely there for you and empathetic with great patience. I have definitely gotten better and was able to get clarity on my past experiences.
Maida has been really amazing through my mental health journey. I started seeing Maida during a really difficult time, and I have seen so much progress with my depression over the past few months. She has guided me with kindness, patience, and care. Her approach has really helped me express my difficult thoughts without the fear of judgement. I’m very happy to have Maida as my therapist and highly recommend her.
She had been there through my think and think and I think my genuinely wants to help everyone
Very helpful and very supportive
Very helpful and kind
Maida is a great listener. She knows how to respect my boundaries and feelings. Therapist has helping me a lot. And I want to thank Maida for always be there and supporting me with my ups and downs.
I had the pleasure of having Maida as my therapist for the last three months. Her help has truly transformed my life in unimaginable ways. She is an astounding listener who never failed to push me with probing questions to make me better and grow. She never judged me and would continuously find ways to uplift me and point out that I may be overthinking. I continuously refer therapy to my friends because of her! I am confident that if I face any obstacles in the future that I now know I have her in my corner to support me which brings me the upmost comfort.
Maida is an amazingly supportive and innovative counselor. They have readily engaged me in pursuing my goals and offered insight that was previously unknown but deeply needed. Their contribution to my journey is priceless and I am grateful for the advice, support, attention, and love they have provided!
Maida is the best therapist I’ve ever had. She listens, asks the right questions, and is incredibly supportive.
After my first session with Maida I was sure that I made the right decision by seeking an online therapist. Maida listens and offers great advice while also giving assignments to help better myself.
Maida is so sweet and understanding! She really tries to understand your situation to provide the best solutions. Great therapist I strongly recommend.
My favorite thing about you, is that you know where I'm going before I do. You are kind, and patient, but honest. Thank you for being you, and being such a wonderful guide, teacher, and mentor.
I have found Maida to be very calm and patient. She communicates well and I really get a lot out of working with her.
Maida is wonderful! I feel like I have grown so much since I’ve started sessions with her. I love that she doesn’t tell me how to feel or think, but gives me clarity and perspective so that I come to emotional realisations on my own. I am so grateful for our sessions.
I have only had a handful of sessions with Maida, but I feel like she understands me and that we have made great progress already. I look forward to my sessions with her. It feels good to start freeing myself of some of these mental burdens that I have been carrying. Some I wasn't even aware of until she shed light on them. I am very appreciative of her time and effort to support me.
Maida listened to all my concerns and found the critical problems in my situation. She guided me step by step in the process of knowing myself and my needs. She knew when was the right time to press some painful buttons, in order to let me move forward. My deepest gratitude to her!
Maida does a wonderful job of helping sort through the distracting and non-important topics to get to the heart of the pain. The is thoughtful and kind but willing to point out the negative patterns so you can see yourself clearly.
She is absolutely amazing.
Maida was the first therapist that was actually able to help me. She taught me things about myself that I never even considered before. She's super easy to get along with and incredibly patient and understanding. She helped me through a really tough time in my life and I'm incredibly grateful that I got to work with her.
Maida is an excellent counsellor and I would recommend her to anyone. She is very professional and makes you look at yourself in a good supportive way that doesn’t let you shrink away from difficult areas. Maida is very knowledgeable and I feel privileged to have met her.
Maida, has been really lovely to me so far. I enjoy our sessions.
Maida has helped me understand my feelings and think about my past experience and how they have shaped my behaviour now, it has been a big insight
Maida is amazing, she always responds in a timely manner and meets me with genuine understanding, not only grouding me but making sense of whatever panicked dishevelment I'm feeling. It's so nice to know whenever I'm having doubts and concerns I can just brain dump all this mess and she always replies shortly afterwards. She seems like an absolutely amazing person and is in this career as someone who so genuinely wants to help people, you can't fake that.
I didn’t have therapy before and I honestly feel so lucky to have Dr. Maida as my first therapist, she’s so supportive and understanding.
Thank you Maida
Thanks you Better Help.
Maida is very professional and is always willing to listen with empathy without judgement.