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.
- Stress, Anxiety
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
LMFT #122252 (Expires: 2022-10-31)
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.
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.
Kind and thoughtful, Maida has directed deep inward thought processes that have assisted me in growing emotionally.
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.