MAIDA FERRAES

(LMFT)

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

LMFT #122252 (Expires: 2022-10-31)


Reviews

Written by A.R. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with MAIDA for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Maida is incredible. Her intuition and her expertise have helped me deconstruct a lot of harmful habits and she has also helped me heal family trauma. 10/10 recommend.

Written by S.I. on Jun 22, 2021 after counseling 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 by S.U. on Apr 13, 2021 after counseling 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 by B.R. on Apr 06, 2021 after counseling with MAIDA for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Kind and thoughtful, Maida has directed deep inward thought processes that have assisted me in growing emotionally.

Written by M.E. on Mar 29, 2021 after counseling 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 by K.A. on Mar 12, 2021 after counseling 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 by I.N. on Jan 28, 2021 after counseling 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 by J.O. on Jan 25, 2021 after counseling 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 by J.E. on Jan 04, 2021 after counseling 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 by K.A. on Jan 04, 2021 after counseling 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 by M.E. on Dec 01, 2020 after counseling 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 by M.A. on Nov 28, 2020 after counseling 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 by A.N. on Nov 25, 2020 after counseling 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 by V.I. on Nov 24, 2020 after counseling 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 by E.M. on Nov 23, 2020 after counseling 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 by Q.U. on Nov 21, 2020 after counseling 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.