About me

I am licensed in Connecticut with over 10 years of professional work experience. I have specific experience in helping clients with anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, coping with addictions, trauma and abuse. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a positive change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Drug and Alcohol Addiction , First Responder Issues , Military and Veterans Issues , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Post-traumatic Stress

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Languages

English

Spanish


Licensing

CT LPC 5339


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Maria Arana. 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 Dec 04, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coaching

best therapist I've ever had

Written on Nov 23, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I love how warm Maria is and knowledgeable. She is very encouraging that I will be fine…she has more faith in me than I do
In myself

Written on Nov 18, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, and anger management

Amazing

Written on Nov 07, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She listens very well and offers a lot of support and advice. I have come so far in a short period of time it’s incredible. Providing me with the coping skills and knowledge to navigate current, past and future problems. 10/10 would recommend. I have become the best version of myself with her guidance .

Written on Nov 01, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 3 days on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Showed up late to first appointment.

Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s the first therapist they matched me with and so far she’s been really good. I’ve only had two sessions with her but the next one is booked and I’m really hoping it works out :)

Written on Sep 27, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

So far the last two sessions has been well with her. She's very patient and driven and sets a calm demeanor when you talk to her. I feel like she is well engaged with her clients. Let's see what else unravels.

Written on Sep 25, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

One session- good interaction and clear with explanations.

Written on Jul 29, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

I have been seeing Maria for several weeks now and find our therapy sessions very constructive. Maria is well-versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which she applies in our sessions, although she also has broad knowledge of other types of therapy, and a sound understanding of adult ADHD). I take comfort in Maria's holistic approach to our sessions. I am someone who benefits from structure too which Maria incorporates. I feel more in touch with myselfl/world since working with Maria. I'd like to continue this work as I know that I am gaining helpful insights and am beginning to understand what I need to regain order in life and feel happy and at peace within my mind

Written on Jul 17, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I love her. And no words can be described of how much I thank her to be in my life.

Written on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and compassion fatigue

The best therapist... Maria's guidance helped get to the root of my issues in a matter of a few sessions. She is very understanding and full of knowledge. I am very grateful to have her as my therapist and coach. Thank you for everything and I'll keep on working on all you've helped me discover.

Written on May 19, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

Mara has been very helpful
During my last four sessions. I look forward to learning more from her and moving forward in a positive way of life in more positive thinking .

Written on May 09, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I was going to therapy already when I first saw Maria. I wasn’t sure how we could add to what I was getting in my other therapy to enhance my personal life but she quickly made me feel comfortable and she found how to best mesh with me. I am now comfortable and I have a vision and direction of how her and I will work together. She encourages me to better my life in ways I did not know I could.

Written on May 07, 2022 after therapy with Maria for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and sleeping disorders

From the first session with Maria Arana I felt comfortable sharing about everything. She is a great listener, gives good advice and overall a great specialist. It’s the first time I seek therapy and I am happy I reached out.

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