About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

CA LMFT 122252


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for MAIDA FERRAES. 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 on Nov 28, 2022 after therapy with MAIDA for 4 weeks

Great first session.

Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with MAIDA for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

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.

Written on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with MAIDA for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, and parenting issues

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.

Written on Sep 21, 2022 after therapy with MAIDA for 5 months on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Exactly the professionalism and support I was hoping for. Thanks.

Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with MAIDA for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Maida is amazing. She was always there for me and helped me when I needed it. I highly recommend her!

Written on Sep 04, 2022 after therapy with MAIDA for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written on Aug 13, 2022 after therapy with MAIDA for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written on Jul 24, 2022 after therapy with MAIDA for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

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.

Written on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with MAIDA for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd

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%

Written on Jun 17, 2022 after therapy with MAIDA for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

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.

Written on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with MAIDA for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, anger management, and career difficulties

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.

Written on Jun 10, 2022 after therapy with MAIDA for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written on Jun 03, 2022 after therapy with MAIDA for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

She’s the best therapist out there.

Written on Apr 18, 2022 after therapy with MAIDA for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written on Apr 11, 2022 after therapy with MAIDA for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

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.

Written on Apr 08, 2022 after therapy with MAIDA for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, and adhd

She had been there through my think and think and I think my genuinely wants to help everyone

Written on Apr 03, 2022 after therapy with MAIDA for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and adhd

Very helpful and very supportive

Written on Mar 17, 2022 after therapy with MAIDA for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Very helpful and kind

Written on Mar 07, 2022 after therapy with MAIDA for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

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.

Written on Feb 21, 2022 after therapy with MAIDA for 3 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written on Oct 12, 2021 after therapy with MAIDA for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

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!

Written on Oct 09, 2021 after therapy with MAIDA for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Maida is the best therapist I’ve ever had. She listens, asks the right questions, and is incredibly supportive.

Written on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with MAIDA for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with MAIDA for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Maida is so sweet and understanding! She really tries to understand your situation to provide the best solutions. Great therapist I strongly recommend.

Written on Jun 22, 2021 after therapy with MAIDA for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Maida,

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.

Written on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with MAIDA for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I have found Maida to be very calm and patient. She communicates well and I really get a lot out of working with her.

Written on Mar 29, 2021 after therapy with MAIDA for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written on Mar 12, 2021 after therapy with MAIDA for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

Written on Jan 28, 2021 after therapy with MAIDA for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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!

Written on Jan 25, 2021 after therapy with MAIDA for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

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.

Written on Jan 04, 2021 after therapy with MAIDA for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She is absolutely amazing.

Written on Jan 04, 2021 after therapy with MAIDA for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

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.

Written on Dec 01, 2020 after therapy with MAIDA for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and grief

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.

Written on Nov 28, 2020 after therapy with MAIDA for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

Maida, has been really lovely to me so far. I enjoy our sessions.

Written on Nov 25, 2020 after therapy with MAIDA for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

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

Written on Nov 24, 2020 after therapy with MAIDA for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written on Nov 23, 2020 after therapy with MAIDA for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

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.

Written on Nov 21, 2020 after therapy with MAIDA for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

Maida is very professional and is always willing to listen with empathy without judgement.

Work with me!