I am a licensed marriage and family therapist licensed in Hawaii with over 3 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting and couples problems, and especially experienced in substance use disorders with dual diagnosis. I was also a former Registered Behavior Technician for ten years working with children with special needs.
My style in therapy is genuine, warm and client-oriented. I work within my ethical boundaries. I am culturally sensitive. My approach is ecclectic where I use various interventions from Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Gottman Method for couples. I adapt my interventions according to my clients' goals and needs.
I applaud you for reaching out for help. Allow me to be alongside your journey to be well as a whole person.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Social Anxiety and Phobia
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
HI LMFT MFT-737
She's fab. I love her and couldn't have gotten through the last two years without her guidance, insight, and support. Five stars!
Written on Aug 08, 2023 after therapy with Maita for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and coping with life changes
Maita is a very knowledgeable and kind therapist. I really appreciated her listening skills and gentle guidence during our sessions. She also provided "homework" (optional!) that I could use during the week to help me understand my situation. I highly recommend her.
Written on Mar 26, 2023 after therapy with Maita for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, and compassion fatigue
I am grateful for Maita Marks' work with me. I have a lot of emotionally challenging history and we have only a short time to work together. So we've been able to quickly narrow down to what it is I do need now and work on that. This has been just right because I feel supported and that has helped me get through an otherwise really tough time. Soon I'll be able to go back to the counselor I am accustomed to and then I can go back to some of that historical work as is appropriate.
Written on Feb 10, 2023 after therapy with Maita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem
Maita is professional, kind, and supportive. I really appreciate the time spent together. Her homework was thought provoking and helpful between sessions. She gave me lots of space to talk out my troubles and gave me gentle guidance. I would recommend Maita to someone seeking kind therapy.
Written on Jan 12, 2023 after therapy with Maita for 4 weeks
Maita is warm, kind, funny, and understanding. She challenges me and prioritizes the issues I have brought up to her through various therapeutic techniques. I would highly recommend Maita to anyone seeking an experienced and professional therapist.
Written on May 12, 2022 after therapy with Maita for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes
She is empathetic and compassionate. Love that.
Written on May 10, 2022 after therapy with Maita for 2 weeks on issues concerning eating disorders